June 20, 2024

East Bay Community Action Program Celebrates 60 Years of Community Action

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May 2024 marks the 60th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty. Over 1,000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities that empower individuals to thrive and build a better life for themselves and their families. This year, East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), a proud member of the Community Action Network, commemorates 59 years of providing hope and stability to families in communities throughout the east bay.

"Each May, during Community Action Month, we will reflect on the impact EBCAP, and our network, has had on individuals and families. Last year alone, we served over 30,000 people across Rhode Island's east bay. Through our network, more than 15 million people across the country accessed immediately needed services such as healthcare, shelter, and food, and also long-term solutions like education and job placement," stated Rilwan K. Feyisitan, Jr., EBCAP President and CEO.

“All (Community Action) agencies are locally controlled and represented by the private, public, and low-income sectors of the community. We are proud of our staff, board, and communities’ participation in the development and oversight of our programs and services,” Feyisitan said.

EBCAP is a member of the Rhode Island Community Action Association, the National Community Action Partnership, and the Community Action Network, which was born out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.

EBCAP is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay, including the municipalities of East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, and Jamestown. For more information about the agency or to learn how you can contribute please visit www.ebcap.org.

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