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Who we are:
RurAL CAP is one of over 1,000 "Community Action Agencies" nationally. In Alaska, RurAL CAP is the single CAA. The agency is a private non-profit corporation whose goal is to promote maximum participation by people in overcoming all forms of poverty.
What we do:
RurAL CAP encourages the efforts of low-income people attempting to break the cycle of dependency and gain control of the changes affecting their lives. Its mission is to protect and improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans through education, training, direct services, decent and affordable housing, advocacy, and strengthen the ability of low-income people to advocate for themselves.
Why we do what we do:
RurAL CAP recognizes the unique values and way of life of rural and urban Alaskans. It plans its activities with input from and respect for the people it serves. It follows the belief that rural Alaskan communities have the right to maintain their cultural heritage and close relationship to the land while protecting their economic and human potential.
RurAL CAP, founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors representing every region of the state, RurAL CAP is one of the largest and most diversified organizations in Alaska. In 2008, RurAL CAP employed more than 700 Alaskans in 74 communities statewide during the reporting period. We also expended $21 million to provide our programs. The vast majority of these funds were spent in Alaska.