About Community Progress Council

About Community Progress Council

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty. Out of this initiative, communities nationwide established agencies that empower individuals and families to rise above poverty and become self-sufficient. Today, there are approximately 1,000 community action agencies across the United States.




Community Progress Council opened its doors as York County’s community action agency on
April 8, 1965.


Since 1965, Community Progress Council has provided comprehensive, integrated services that offer support for hundreds of thousands of people to move toward self-sufficiency. Through these opportunities, resources and skill-building programs, Community Progress Council empowers individuals to become productive, involved citizens.

We are proud to be members of the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania and the Community Action Partnership. We are a United Way partner agency.