“There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of many landmark victories of the Civil Rights Movement, whose fight encompassed social, political, as well as economic justice. Community Action came to life from the work of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty and from the advocacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 created the Community Action Network which TOI is proud to be part of.
Dr. King’s vision to have not only racial, but economic equality lives today through the work of Community Action Agencies across the country and in the work we do each day. Tioga Opportunities, Inc. honors his memory by keeping the Promise of Community Action not only in our work, but in our service to our community and commitment to help others.
You can learn more about Dr. King’s impact on Community Action here: https://communityactionpartnership.com/about-us/