Our history as a Community Action Agency began when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act. As it reads, “to provide services, assistance, and other activities of sufficient scope and size to give promise of programs toward elimination of poverty or a cause or causes of poverty through developing employment opportunities, improving human performance, motivation, and productivity, or bettering the conditions under which people live, learn, and work.” In August of 1965, we were among the first Community Action Agencies to become incorporated under this act. We became the Clay-Wilkin Opportunity Council. Today, with a name change in 2003, we are Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc.
The name change was intended to better reflect the breadth of our service area. Though programs such as Lakes & Prairies Family & Community Services, Clay-Wilkin Head Start and Clay County Seniors still reflect our original area of service, today our work and partnerships go much beyond this geographical definition. As an example, our Child Care Aware program serves 21 counties in Minnesota. Our Rainbow Bridge Safe Exchange Visitation Center works with children and their families with a primary service area of approximately a 50 mile radius of the Moorhead-Fargo area and beyond.
Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc.,
is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation and Equal Opportunity Employer
Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc.
715 11th Street, North - Suite 402, Moorhead, MN 56560
(218)512-1500, (800)452-3646, Fax (844)215-7287
421 Nebraska Ave., PO Box 207, Breckenridge, MN 56520
(218)643-2888, Fax (218)643-5310