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Early Head Start Appreciates Parent Volunteers

  The CAI Early Head Start program held an appreciation lunch for parent volunteers at the CAI Fox Center on Sept. 14. The parents helped in a variety of ways, including Read more


Opening Doors to Economic Opportunity

    For 50 years Community Action, Inc. (CAI) has been opening doors for children and their families to reach their full potential. CAI not only provides basic services to the very Read more


Heating Assistance Now Located at 3 Washington Square

The CAI LIHEAP (Heating Assistance) Program has successfully moved to the 1st Floor of 3 Washington Square. The new space is bright, clean, secure, and user friendly for the thousands Read more


2014 Goldman Memorial Scholarship Winners

Community Action, Inc. (CAI) awarded two local residents the annual Goldman Memorial Scholarship on July 30th. The $1000 scholarships are presented each year in memory of former CAI Executive Director Read more


Head Start Family Garden Event

CAI Head Start and Early Head Start families and staff held their first Garden Event of the year on June 11 at the CAI Fox Center in Haverhill. The theme Read more




Our Mission

Community Action, Inc. (CAI) provides resources and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty. Vision: CAI envisions strong, thriving communities free of poverty. Values: We build hope and offer assistance with respect and understanding.



Board of Directors Meeting Notice

Community Action, Inc.’s all-volunteer Board of Directors will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Held at: The Fox Center, 75 Elm St. in Haverhill, MA. Committees meet at 6:00pm - Board Meeting at 6:45pm. Please contact CAI’s AA/EO Mgr. in advance for information on physical accessibility and sign language interpreters. 978-373-1971.


Latest News from CAI:


Kitchen Assistant

Community Action, Inc. is seeking a Kitchen Assistant for the Early Head Start program in Haverhill, MA. Cooking experience and knowledge of sanitation and food handler guidelines preferred. Must...

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Youth Program Coordinator

The Presidential Gardens Neighborhood Association (PGNA) is seeking a Youth Program Coordinator to administer the PGNA Youth mentoring after-school and summer program. Responsibilities include developing, scheduling, and implementing educational and...

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First Time Homebuyer Training Offered

First Time Homebuyer Training Offered The CAI First Time Homebuyer Education Program will offer first time homebuyer education classes for area residents beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 6 to...

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Family Support Worker (FSW)

Community Action, Inc. has an opening for a Family Support Worker (FSW) for the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership. The FSW must have a minimum of an AS degree...

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Child Development Specialist (CDS)

Community Action, Inc. has an opening for a Child Development Specialist (CDS) for the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership. The CDS coaches and mentors center-base infant and toddler teachers....

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Head Start Program Awarded $1.3 Million Federal Partnership Grant

Front row, left to right: Sharon Smith, CAI Early Head Start Dir., Courtney Allen, Haverhill YMCA, Early Education Dir. and Julie Grundy, Haverhill/Plaistow YMCA, Senior Early Education Dir. Standing,...

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Heating Assistance Still Accepting Applications

The CAI Heating Assistance Program will continue to accept applications through April 30. CAI Energy Director Mark Sanborn said heating bills may be paid retroactive to November 1, 2014. Program...

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Community Action Inc. 2010-2011 Annual Report

Last year CAI marked its 45th year of carrying out its chartered mission: to empower individuals and families to help themselves through advocacy, education, training and prevention programs and through services to meet basic human needs. In addition, CAI works to improve the attitudes and practices towards low-income people throughout its service area and offers assistance to those served with respect, understanding and courtesy.

Download 2010-2011 Annual Report




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