Toby Berry, Community Action Agency, (Jackson) – Region 4
WHAT IS THE HISTORY/PURPOSE OF YOUR ORGANIZATION, IN ONE SENTENCE?
Since 1965, Community Action Agency has been promoting self-sufficiency with low income residents of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale counties.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT YOUR ORGANIZATION?
I have been the Chief Executive Officer at CAA since 2012. I have been with the agency since 1999. My most recent position prior to becoming CEO was Community Development Director.
IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIAL WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION?
Community Action Agency was established through the Office of Economic Opportunity’s War on Poverty as a local approach to affect the causes and conditions of poverty. We do this by assessing the needs in our service area and providing services in five main areas – education, community development, housing, economic self-sufficiency and health & nutrition.