Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties brings together community resources to reduce poverty. We are a nonpartisan, locally-run, private nonprofit. Spend some time getting to know us, our programs and the support we may provide you or someone you know.

To view a video about us, go to the bottom of the page.

Head Start & Early Head Start are programs designed to provide children essential learning skills before entering kindergarten. These programs provide valuable one-on-one interaction and socialization skills.

Click here to find out more details about this nationally awarded program.

Funded by the federal government, Energy Assistance helps with bill payment, intervention and shut-off situations, advocacy for consumer rights and outreach.

Find out more about Energy Assistance, eligibility guidelines and how to apply.

For more than three decades, Community Action’s Energy Conservation has been using the latest technology performing energy audits and performing home weatherization and construction.

Find out more details and how to apply.

Self-Sufficiency programs help people with low incomes achieve economic independence through education, transportation programs, asset development, and job hunting skills.

Click on “Learn More” to discover more about our Self-Sufficiency programs.


We help low-income people engage in the civic arena directly, through voting and developing their leadership skills to increase community awareness and involvement.

Learn more about partnering with us in our civic activities.

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Register today! Our September C.h.a.t. Series will feature Commissioner Kevin Lindsey on September 10 and Commissioner Toni Carter on September 17. Join us in recognition of our 50th anniversary year, as Community Action informs and engages communities surrounding issues affecting our social and economic health.