Commemorating 50 Years of Community Action

On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, legislation that initiated a number of educational, employment and training programs – including Community Action and Head Start.  Fifty years later, Community Action continues to be a vital resource for low-income individuals.  More than 1,000 agencies across the country provide a broad range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of their home communities.

Community Action Planning Council needs your help to commemorate 50 Years of Community Action.  Please contribute an item for inclusion in a time capsule, designated to be opened in the year 2039.  Items should be related to Community Action and should exemplify Community Action’s role in the community.  Photos, news clippings, artwork from former Head Start/Universal Pre-K students, and other memorabilia will be accepted.

The agency will host a time capsule dedication ceremony on June 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM at 518 Davidson Street, during which the ground will be broken and the contents of the time capsule will be viewed.

Anyone with Community Action related photos or memorabilia to share is invited to contact Dawn Cole at or 315.782.4900, ext. 250 Items must be received by June 13, 2014.

Time Capsule Stone Marker