Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, Inc., a private, non-profit agency, is the area’s largest community-based organization (CBO). The LCCAA governing board is composed of the county judge/executive (or their representative) from each county, persons chosen by a democratic selection process to be representative of our low-income population and representatives of the private sector to include business, industry, labor, religious, welfare, education or other major group interested in the community. Programmatic planning and decisions originate from local community action councils and are implemented by administrative staff on a regional basis to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty.
Thousands of people in the ten-county Lake Cumberland area are either unemployed or under-employed. This low-income population has been excluded from economic and social opportunities which could help them in attaining self-sufficiency and improved living conditions. LCCAA provides the tools and encouragement to empower low-income people to confront and overcome those obstacles.
LCCAA operates a comprehensive array of programs to open educational/training and employment opportunities, remove obstacles, coordinate private sector groups and mobilize community resources to effectively assist low-income people achieve greater economic self-sufficiency. Programs are designed with flexibility to respond to immediate individual needs. LCCAA recognizes that an employable workforce, along with employment opportunities which offer a sustaining wage, are equally vital to maximizing the level of success that can and will be achieved.