The Promise of
Community Action:

Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Welcome to the Community Action
Partnership of North Dakota!

The Community Action Partnership of North Dakota serves the collective interests of its members and the low-income population of the state through representation and education.

Community Action Agencies were originally established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. Today, there are seven Community Action Agencies in North Dakota who provide programs and services in all 53 counties. By combing local, state, private, and federal resources the Community Action Agencies enable low- and moderate-income people of all ages to secure the opportunities they need to obtain and maintain self-sufficiency.

Established in 1976, the Community Action Partnership of North Dakota is a private, non-profit membership organization representing the eight Community Action Agencies in North Dakota.




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News & Announcements

  • A Go Fund Me has been created for Corey Pladson, Weatherization Foreman, from Red River Valley Community Action in Grand Forks, ND. Corey has been an integral part of our statewide Weatherization network for the past six years.

    On August 22, 2016, Corey suffered a series of strokes at age 38. Thankfully Corey was on the phone with his wife, Jen, and she was able to call 911. Corey was taken to Altru hospital and received tPA. He was transferred by ambulance to Essentia Health in Fargo due to needing Interventional Neurology specialty and is in the critical care unit. While Corey was in the hospital he suffered another stroke, which has rendered him unable to speak and caused right sided paralysis. Corey has a very long road in front of him.

    Jen and Corey have 3 beautiful daughters Madison (9), Abigail (soon to be 8), and Cadence (3). The family is focusing on Corey's health and recovery, let's see what we can do to support them. Together we can ease some financial burden, no amount is too small and every little bit helps!

  • You can still be involved with your dearest philanthropic cause without having to get up from the couch. Interested? Check out these easy ways to donate without having to leave your house.

  • The usual “Thank you,” is a wonderful way to show how much you appreciate others, but sometimes it can be fun to be a little more imaginative.

  • Back-to-school season can be exciting, challenging and—with kids—frustrating. You can take advantage of this time to grow and live a positive lifestyle by getting involved in local schools’ philanthropy.