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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It’s time to reset the whole debate and recommit to ending poverty!
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s State of the Union address calling on the nation to launch an “unconditional war on poverty.” It’s critical that we use this anniversary to push back on false claims and narratives, and put forward a proactive vision about how to end poverty. Join your fellow citizens for a one-day event to learn about the history of the War on Poverty, rededicate efforts, and commit to current anti-poverty movements happening in Minnesota and across the country. To learn more and register for the conference go to: www.mnpoverty14.com.