Learn more about programs available through Community Action Duluth

Community Action Duluth’s mission is to use innovative strategies that mobilize low-income people and the broader community to build assets that prevent poverty, create equality, and strengthen our social fabric.

We envision a community where individuals and families can prosper, with access to quality education, affordable housing, healthcare, gainful employment, and meaningful involvement in civic life.

We believe community coordinated partnerships empower people with low incomes to find the support, resources, and relationships they need to overcome economic, racial, and/or cultural barriers that prevent them from establishing and maintaining self-sufficient and connected lives.

Community Action Duluth's Programs

Community Action Duluth's programs fall under four headers: building assets, increasing income, engaging community, and going green.

FAIM (Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota ): individual development accounts
Duluth Saves: a program on putting money in the bank
Common Cents: financial education classes
JumpStart: car-buying assistance
Free Tax Site: tax prep for low-income individuals and families

Bridge to Employment: career assistance for underrepresented minorities
Circles of Support: workplace development and education

Big View: a series of discussions on ending poverty in our entire community
Getting Ahead: workshops for individuals experiencing poverty to help them understand its impact and make plans for the future

Green Jobs: finding employment that will make the environment a better place
Seeds of Success: transforming vacant land into community gardens

Who We Serve

Community Action Duluth works primarily with low- to moderate-income individuals and households, helping them find ways to get ahead in spite of the obstacles that are in their way. Their headquarters are in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, at the old Lincoln Park elementary school, but their programs cover the entire Duluth area.

Community Action Duluth

8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.*
Evening appointments are available.
*Friday afternoons we have a limited staff available.

2424 W 5th St. Suite 102
tty: 800-627-3529
toll-free: 866-761-5257
fax: 218-726-1612