Partnership for Community Action
Partnership for Community Action, Inc. (PCA) is a private nonprofit agency born out of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty initiative. Established after the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act in 1964, the Partnership is the designated community action agency for DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Rockdale counties.
PCA's mission isto create opportunities leading to family self-sufficiency by providing services to low-income individuals and families in its service community. PCA’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide early childhood development services in 15 DeKalb and Rockdale centers for children from birth to 5.
The Family Support Program provides emergency assistance services to individuals and families in crisis. Other programs under the umbrella of family support include: The Microenterprise Initiative, a variety of employment and career services, the DeKalb Neighborhood Leadership Institute and energy services. The range of energy services offered include LIHEAP (the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) and the Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps reduce energy costs by improving the energy efficiency of homes.
The Partnership’s 287 employees serve more than 12,000 families each year with grant funding from county, local, state and federal government; private foundations and individual donors.