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  • Salt Lake Community Action Program: Who We Are, What We Do

    The Salt Lake Community Action Program or Salt Lake CAP was founded in 1965 along with CAP programs across the United States under the War on Poverty Program. Salt Lake CAP serves Salt Lake and Tooele counties. CAP is funded under the Community Services Block Grant Program (CSBG) and by various private grants. Our purpose is to create programs that empower low-income people to enhance the quality of their lives. We help clients in designing and implementing strategies that will create solutions to their problems. We provide employment assistance, weatherization, food assistance, housing assistance, head start programs, and utility assistance. We also act as public policy advocates. Our goal is to promptly stabilize a family in crisis and avoid the long-term consequences of costly dependency. We support a family’s progress to self-sufficiency.
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Changing the Way America’s Schoolchildren Eat

A child living in poverty is quite often  a hungry child who struggles to concentrate in school. Every five years Congress reviews and reauthorizes the federal Child Nutrition Program and they are currently reviewing the federal guidelines and funding. This year we have a chance to make some improvements to the programs and nutrition guidelines in House Resolution 5504. … Continue reading

5,614 Jobs Could Come to Utah; Jobs Bill Introduced in Congress

The bill is expected to create over 1 million jobs across the private and public sectors.

Getting Rid of Kids Stuff? We Could Use It!

The Five Parks Community Action Center, Children’s Learning and Imagination Center is now open and is in need of your support.  The learning center offers a stimulating and enriched learning experience to youth while their parents receive support through Five Parks programming (ESL classes, computer classes, etc.).  The center currently serves a 14 youth between … Continue reading

We Are Now Part of Let’s Move!

*The Let’s Move Campaign has been created to combat obesity within one generation.Check the Salt Lake CAP Five Parks website for more information. We are holding regular meetings every Fridays at our Five Parks Community Center Weekly from 6:30pm to 7pm. Come learn some ways to get healthy!*   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Brandi Sweet, Prosperity … Continue reading

These kids came in after school for a homework help session. It would be great to offer them something other than foldout tables to work on and a computer if they need it.

Small Community Center the Victims of Fraud

Donations Needed! Help Us Recover From a Theft and Furnish Our New Community Center *Look Below for a list of items you can donate or sent a check to 5 Parks Directly! The Children and the underserved adults of the Salt Lake CAP Five Parks Community Need Your Help! 30% of households in the Five … Continue reading

Food Pantry in Murray Utah Closes Due to Sequester Cuts

Salt Lake Community Action Program has announced that due to recent sequester cuts they will be closing their Murray Food Pantry.   The pantry filled an average of 1,100 emergency food orders each month as well as providing community services such as registration for food stamps, heat and referrals to other programs. Those who were … Continue reading

New “Hidden Tax” on Utah Questar Consumers Gas Bill

Summary: SB 275 was touted as a clean air bill but it is actually a hidden tax on all of us, it will do little to nothing to reduce air pollution and it benefits a select few while hurting those living on limited incomes. ####   NEWS RELEASE CITIZEN GROUPS CALL ON GOVERNOR HERBERT TO … Continue reading

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Have you Ever Found Yourself Saying “There Ought to Be a Law”?

If you have ever though ‘there ought to be a law,’ perhaps you could get that law passed. It’s the legislative session again and the Capitol if bustling with activity. Stop by and check things out.

Poverty Simulation Ends with Chaos, Anxiety and Understanding

Perhaps you have rarely felt the sting of severe hunger or ran out of money to buy food only a week into the month. Maybe you have never had to stretch one disposable diaper on your child for a day, or more or looked in a dumpster for food. Many do. Thousands of Utahns do … Continue reading

Poverty Simulation Ends with Chaos, Anxiety and Understanding

Perhaps you have rarely felt the sting of severe hunger or ran out of money to buy food only a week into the month. Maybe you have never had to stretch one disposable diaper on your child for a day, or more or looked in a dumpster for food. Many do. Thousands of Utahns do … Continue reading

Anti-Poverty Citizen Lobbyists Begin their Legislative Tour

Utahns living in Poverty become Citizen Advocates at Democracy Day 2012

 Active, responsible citizens and residents of Salt Lake City attended a half-day legislative training January 30th. About two hundred residents were in attendance. Attendees were taken through the Capitol by veteran advocates and shown the ropes. Following the tour Utah residents were invited for lunch in the Capitol rotunda. Legislators broke bread with residents from … Continue reading

Food Security Part II; Making the Most out of A Grocery Dollar

Perhaps the easiest way to empower someone who struggles from hunger is to break conforming food patterns that cause illness, diabetes and pour grocery dollars into empty calories.

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