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

  • Living an altruistic life can happen any time you put a little extra thought into your day. Check out these ways that you can show the world you care without using money to do it.

  • A recent article by Forbes suggests that volunteering provides some pretty great benefits, including a kickstart to your career. Let’s explore the different ways that volunteering can help you succeed in your current career, or as you look for a new opportunity.

  • Breaking a bad habit will help show you that you can make positive changes for good. Plus, it’ll help you live a happier life. As provided by WebMD, here are three tips to help kick a bad habit to the curb and start living your happiest, healthiest life.

  • North Dakota Community Action Partnership is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Energy OutWest awards! Each year Energy OutWest, a premiere national weatherization training center, recognizes leaders in the field for their outstanding work. The 2016 NDCAP Weatherization staff recognized for their efforts and leadership are Norris Elshaug (right) and Brandon Kjelden (left)!

    Norris Elshaug, Weatherization Coordinator at Dakota Prairie Community Action, won the 2016 Pushing the Envelope Award for his innovative ideas and creativity. Norris recently implemented the utilization of technology to conduct inspections, a revolution in the way the program conducts its operations. Norris is in his 39th year of dedicated service to Community Action!

    Brandon Kjelden, Weatherization Coordinator at Southeastern North Dakota Community Action, won the 2016 Outstanding Person in Weatherization Award. After 13 years of service, Brandon continues to lead Weatherization both at the local and statewide levels in an efficient and effective manner all while keeping the well-being of clients at the forefront of services provided.