Action Inc. 50 Years of Community Action

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Our Mission: To improve the lives of disadvantaged individuals and families on Cape Ann and beyond by minimizing the effects of poverty, promoting economic security, and advocating for social change.

Serving Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich, Manchester, and Rockport, Massachusetts, plus statewide energy programs

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ACTION INC. is a non-profit organization and a member of the Community Action Partnership, a nationwide network of more than a thousand agencies dedicated to finding real solutions to local needs. Since our founding in 1965, ACTION INC. has worked hand-in-hand with the Cape Ann community and our partners at the local, state, and national levels to develop an array of programs and services that address the underlying causes of poverty.

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50 Years of Community Action Celebration Event

On May 28th we celebrated ACTION's 50th anniversary with an amazing event at Rockport's Shalin Liu Performance Center, with music by American Idol's Erika Van Pelt along with Dan King and friends! ACTION Executive Director Tim Riley announced his retirement and was honored for a lifetime of service to Cape Ann by accepting the 2015 Lyndon Baines Johnson War on Poverty Award.

Check it out on Gloucester Daily Times and Good Morning Gloucester!

Action Inc. 50th Anniversary Shalin Liu Tim Riley  Action Inc. 50th Anniversary Shalin Liu Jess Maggie Peggy

Action Inc. 50th Anniversary Shalin Liu Energy     Action Inc. 50th Anniversary Shalin Liu Megan Jen

 Action Inc. 50th Anniversary Shalin Liu Erika Van Pelt    Action Inc. 50th Anniversary Shalin Liu Erika Van Pelt Dan King

Action Inc. 50th Celebration Sponsors 2015 Shalin Liu Performance Center

Thanks also to: Senior Care, Harborlight Community Partners, Gorton's, Schlichte & Johnstone Attorneys at Law, Cabot Risk Strategies, First Ipswich Bank, North Shore Community Development Coalition, Pathways for Children, Adult Foster Care, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Kimball Mechanical Services, Willow Rest, Celia's Floral Studio, Mayflour Confections, Sharon's Studio of Gloucester, Rockport Police Department, The Hive, Leo Ciaramitaro, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Senator Bruce Tarr, Scott Trenti of SeniorCare Inc., Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello, Greig Cranna Photography, and Adam Kooken Productions.

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