In 1984, the Regional Planning Commission became the designated Community Action Agency for Champaign County. The past 33 years of service to the low-income residents of our community have touched the lives of thousands of individuals and families, ultimately empowering them toward attaining an improved quality of life. Looking to the past, the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission can lay claim to improving our community by being a leading voice in advocating for those in poverty. The past has provided a solid foundation to continue our community action work—improving the lives of people in poverty.
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt
As we look to the future, we will be striving for new opportunities to expand and impact our community beyond the current measures of success. As we explore these opportunities, our work may take shape in new and exciting ways, beyond what has been the norm in terms of our service area and approach to programming. We intend to approach the future of Community Action with innovative practices and solutions that will enable us to better reduce poverty, address family and community needs, and support sustainability for future growth.
As the designated Community Action Agency for Champaign County, our mission is to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities through advancing self-sufficiency.