KACAP is the membership association for Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in Kansas. Initially formed in 1968, KACAP is a forum for Kansas CAAs to work together on issues that concern low-income Kansans. Examples of the Association's accomplishments include statewide poverty-focused conferences, policy advocacy, production of pertinent poverty-focused reports, and provision of high quality training and technical assistance for Kansas' CAAs.
Any Community Action Agency in Kansas is eligible for KACAP membership. Members are assessed annual dues and have the opportunity to participate on KACAP's governing Board of Directors. The eight Community Action Agencies in Kansas are the members of KACAP.
As the CAA member association, KACAP has three primary goals:
- Help our members be strong and more effectively able to pursue their individual missions to end poverty;
- Help Kansas develop a comprehensive model to end poverty; and
- Be the leading advocate in promoting an end to poverty.
KACAP is staffed by three experienced professionals; an Executive Director, a Program Coordinator, and a Communications & Outreach Director. Contact us to connect with your local CAA, to request advocacy partnerships, and for speaking engagements and presentations on poverty in Kansas.