History of Community Action
The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is a local public agency serving the community with a comprehensive range of federal, state, and locally funded programs. It is a part of the nation’s premier network in building communities, servicing families, and advocating opportunities for low-income people. CAC promotes family self-sufficiency and independent living for low-income and other vulnerable people through caring and efficient delivery of needed services and the development of partnerships at all levels.
Since 1964, when it was created by Knox County and the City of Knoxville, CAC has served to uphold its commitment: Helping People and Changing Lives. CAC is locally governed by a diverse group of citizens who represent the people served by CAC, low-income neighborhoods, government, and the community at large.