The Community Action Partnership works to improve the efficacy and impact of our Community Action Agencies. The Partnership has spearheaded countless training and technical initiatives created to enhance the practice and capacity of Community Action Agencies. The organization hosts an annual conference that focuses on effective management and leadership in Community Action.
Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. (CAPLAW) provides legal, governance and management resources necessary to ensure the survival and strenghten Community Action Agencies. CAPLAW provides training, consultations and resources on a wide variety of topics for the Community Action Network.
In 2014, NCAF and the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) formed a partnership. SHECP unites more than twenty institutions of higher education that are dedicated to academic and hands-on experiences with poverty alleviation. The consortium continues to grow, hoping to fundamentally change and improve the manner in which universities, other institutions of higher education and society approach poverty and human capability.
In the summer of 2015, through a very selective and thorough process, NCAF helped place several SHECP interns with agencies in our Community Action Network. As early as next year, the two organizations hope top expand the scope of summer internships, offer post-graduate fellowships and employment opportunities and sponsor cutting-edge community based research projects.
The National Head Start Association (NHSA) works to represent the national interests of the Head Start Program. Many Community Action Agencies participate in this program.
The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) works with state agencies to enhance the leadership role of states in preventing and reducing poverty. The organization is located in Washington, D.C.