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KCEOC War on Poverty in Southeast KY

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KCEOC Community Action Partnership, INC

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KCEOC Community Action Partnership is dedicated to recognizing human potential, improving communities, and creating opportunities for change The poverty rate for Southeastern Kentucky is 33% higher than the rest of the state. Poverty is real, but together we are making a difference. It's been 50 years since President Johnson declared a War on Poverty and signed the Economic Opportunity Action in 1964. Community Action was born that January. By December of the same year, KCEOC Community Action Partnership was created as one of the first Community Action Agency's in the country. For the first time, power and tools were given to local people living in poor communities. The silent suffering of the poor was replaced by a strong voice. Since then, poverty has declined by more than 1/3 in America. Community Action has played a large part in this success, but the War on Poverty has not yet been won. Since its inception, KCEOC has provided quality programs and services to the low-income in Southeastern Kentucky. Each year, KCEOC helps over 7,000 people achieve financial stability through 23 programs such as Head Start, Weatherization, job training and placement, financial education, housing, and energy assistance. There is more work to be done. This is a fight that takes time and we must not abandon our efforts as a nation to increase opportunity for all of our citizens. With your help we can continue to increase opportunities for the poor to help themselves out of poverty. Any amount helps, below are examples of what your donation can do. $15- Your donation could provide one emergency meal for one family struggling with hunger. $100- Your donation could provide food and shelter for several homeless families $500- Your donation could provide classroom supplies for one Head Start Classroom for a year.

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