- New Opportunities, Inc.
- Hawkeye Area Community Action Program
- Community Action of Eastern Iowa
- MATURA Action Corporation
- Mid-Iowa Community Action
- Mid-Sioux Opportunity
- Des Moines Community Action Agency
- North Iowa Community Action Organization
- Northeast Iowa Community Action Corp
- Operation: New View Community Action Agency
- Operation Threshold
- Red Rock Area Community Action Program
- South Central Iowa Community Action Program
- Community Action of Southeast Iowa
- Southern Iowa Economic Development Association
- Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.
- West Central Community Action
- Community Action Agency of Siouxland
Last year 1,905 Iowa families reduced their heating costs through weatherization programs, and 14,363 families received financial support for emergency energy assistance (Read More).
Eating A Rainbow
Monday, March 9, 2015
National Child & Adult Care Food Program Week: March 16th-22nd, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Mid-Sioux Head Start is Recruiting Children for the 2015-2016 School Year!
Monday, March 2, 2015
CONVERSATION WITH VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN HAPPENED
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Mid-Sioux Moments Newsletter
Thursday, February 12, 2015
North Iowa Community Action Organization's Official Website: http://www.nicao-online.org/
North Iowa Community Action Organization (NICAO)
NICAO is one of 18 Community Actions agencies in Iowa, and part of a national network of Community Action organizations created by the Economic Opportunity Act in 1964. The organization is a private, not-for-profit organization governed by a local Board of Directors, 1/3 of whom are elected officials, 1/3 represent the private sector, and 1/3 are consumers of services or elected low income advocates. NICAO maintains office locations and Head Start classrooms in 9 North Central Iowa Iowa counties.
In order to reduce poverty in our communities, NICAO works to better focus available local, state, private, and federal resources to assist low-income individuals and families acquire useful skills and knowledge, gain access to new opportunities and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
To enrich the growth and development of children, individuals, and families in North Central Iowa by empowering them to make life-choices which move them all towards self-sufficiency.
Vision and Values:
- Low-income people become more self-sufficient and achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive environments.
- Low-income people have improved living conditions and own a stake in their community.
- Partnerships and community collaborations strengthen services to families, create opportunites to develop new advocates for low income people, and increase the capacity to achieve results.
- The causes and conditions of poverty are addressed through a focus on individual and community needs and community networking.
NICAO Annual Reports