Mayor Proclaims National Community Action Month


May 27, 2014
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Mayor Proclaims National Community Action Month
Agencies Help Low-Income Families Achieve Economic Stability

SEGUIN, Texas – Mayor Don Keil has proclaimed May 2014 as National Community Action Month in the city of Seguin. The proclamation was presented May 27 to the Community Council of South Central Texas.

“The work of organizations like the Community Council of South Central Texas is so important to our community,” Mayor Keil said. “CCSCT works to provide opportunity to the families and individuals who face the tough reality of poverty on a daily basis.”

Community Action Agencies were established in 1964 as part of the federal Economic Opportunity Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. This year marks 50 years of service for Community Action Agencies. The partnership of organizations provides much needed services and opportunities to millions of low-income people and families. Community Action Agencies help improve lives and communities by providing Head Start, Individual Development Accounts, financial education, job training, affordable housing, community economic development, natural disaster relief and recovery, health care, energy assistance and much more.

About the City of Seguin
Seguin, Texas is located along Interstate 10, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. More than 25,000 residents enjoy a range of cultural, recreational, and employment opportunities. Seguin’s robust diversified economy features a steelmaker, a manufacturer of automotive parts and plants making roadside mowing equipment and building materials. In 2009, Seguin was proud to be selected by Caterpillar as the site of a major new engine manufacturing facility.

About the Community Council of South Central Texas
The Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. (CCSCT) a community action agency is a non-profit, private corporation that was established on May 11, 1965. The Corporation was originally funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) on March 25, 1971 and the name was changed to its present name, Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc.

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Click here to view the press release and a picture of the proclmation presentation.

Posted by: Morgan Ash