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The Nueces County Community Action Agency is a non-profit organization serving residents in our community in an effort to reduce or eliminate poverty through a comprehensive approach.   We focus on multiple needs through a wide-range approach.   We are fortunate to have partnerships with many community organizations, businesses and school districts.


Our Agency prides itself by operating under the direction of a tripartite board which includes representatives of public officials, representatives of organizations and representatives of the low-income community. We include our Policy Council members, which are comprised of parents of the Birth-to-Five Head Start program, to be a part of the Agency’s decision making process.


The Board of Directors, Policy Council Members, staff and community partners strive to eliminate the causes of poverty and to help each family transition out of poverty. It is our goal to serve family, community and agency by adhering to our mission.  To that end, we will be relentless in our efforts to fulfill the “Promise of Community Action!”



Alma A. Barrera

Chief Executive Officer

Our Mission Statement

NCCAA works with partners to apply comprehensive strategies to eliminate the causes of poverty for people of Nueces County.

Our Pledge


We Promise to provide you with Courtesy, Dignity, Respect and Confidentiality in the delivery of services.