Did you know that Community Action Agencies were born out of LBJ’s War on Poverty? Each one across the nation was specifically designed to address the needs and service gaps for the low-income families in their area. Another aspect of Community Action is amplifying the voices of neighbors to be heard all the way to our elected officials’ ears. CVCAA is beginning to take steps towards being a local advocate with our first-ever Bridge Builder’s Event.
This idea came from a community action organization located in the Panhandle of Texas. On Saturday, March 25th at 9 am, San Angelo residents from all walks of life will gather together to share their experiences. Our two guest facilitators will lead a discussion with our 100+ participants on what they would like to see happen in our city and what they wish our elected officials would change.
Later that evening, our facilitators will consolidate the gathered data and information to present to our elected officials in a quiet dinner setting. We have extended invitations to every member of the San Angelo City Council, the Tom Green County Commissioners, the SAISD School Board, and a few other elected representatives. Having all of our local change makers together and learning about their constituent’s insight will be extremely beneficial in starting the important conversations on what the future of San Angelo looks like and what part each of them can play.
We still have spots open for neighbors interested in participating in the morning session and sharing their views and experiences.
If you would like to be a voice and initiate change, please reach out by calling 325-653-2411 or emailing us at [email protected].
You can also fill out the short interest form below to be considered for participating.