Mission Statement: " Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. opens pathways to stability and prosperity for people in need, and prepares them to make decisions that will positively affect their lives."
Under the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson and through the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. originated in 1965 as the Lawrence Community Action Council and in Jan 1966 the Greater Lawrence CAC was established as a means of fighting the war on poverty. As stated in the agency by-laws, the primary purpose of the GLCAC, Inc. is to encourage and promote the improvement of community life in Greater Lawrence with special emphasis on, but not limited to, the initiation of programs in education, social services, child care, health, housing youth employment and related fields. Since its inception, the GLCAC, Inc. has been a consistent partner in working with local, State and Federal governments and private agencies in creating opportunities and providing hope for people living in poverty.
Currently the GLCAC, Inc, serves over 25,000 clients in a variety of programs and has an annual operating budget of over $20 million dollars.