May is Community Action Month, and the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority is planning a Community Cares: Operation Liberty County Head Start at the Riceboro center on Saturday.
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, which created a variety of programs, including Community Action Agencies, as part of his War on Poverty.
Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. was established in 1967 to wage the war on poverty in nine area counties — including Liberty and Long — by promoting self-sufficiency for those of limited means.
"Community Action Month is a wonderful time to honor and celebrate the impact Community Action has in the lives of families and communities across the country," said Tres Hamilton, the CEO of CGACAA. "Agencies are successful every day in helping families achieve economic security. Given that the needs of each family and community are unique, CGACAA is able to use a range of resources and programs to meet local needs in creative and impactful ways."
The Head Start celebration here is one of a series of events during the month.