Our Values & Beliefs

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We take responsibility for our actions

and the results of those actions

with honesty and transparency.


We believe in developing active

partnerships in order to build effective solutions and high quality programs

for the community we service.


SMCAA is dedicated to empowering diverse people in need and supporting their journey towards economic security.  This mission is reflected in our core values: 

To drive our mission, SMCAA understands and recognizes that engaging with our employees, clients, and community is paramount in effectively creating positive change in the lives of all those touched by Community Action. These core values list the core principles that guide and direct the agency and our culture. As a values-led organization, these values create the moral compass of SMCAA and our staff members. We guide decision-making by these values and have established a standard for our actions to be assessed. 

Please see the list below for more direct policies adopted by SMCAA which are driven from our core values.

We are committed to setting goals

for our programs, and working

persistently and sensibly towards

meeting benchmarks and facilitating

impactful economic and social change.

We believe we have an obligation

to be good stewards and to utilize

our resources strategically

and thoughtfully.

We acknowledge and appreciate

the dignity, humanity, experience,

intelligence, and potential of each

member in our community.