May is Community Action Month!

Community Action Month


WHEREAS, Community Action was created from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 proclamation of America’s “War on Poverty,” where the battles must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House; and

WHEREAS, Community Action has been putting a human face on poverty for more than 50 years by advocating for those who do not have a voice so that they may enter the middle class and reach for the American dream; and

WHEREAS, Community Action builds and promotes economic stability as an essential aspect of enabling and enhancing stronger communities, which in turn promotes self-sufficiency for people with limited income, ensuring that all Americans are able to live in dignity; and

WHEREAS, Community Action has enhanced the lives of millions across America by providing essential, life-changing services and opportunities, such as affordable housing, economic development, health care, energy assistance, natural disaster relief and recovery; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Community Action agencies leverage more than $13 for each dollar of Community Services Block Grant funding to provide programs and services to about 100,000 individuals with low-income, achieving more than 185,000 outcomes that move individuals and communities toward self-sufficiency and community revitalization; and

WHEREAS, Community Action will continue to implement innovative and cost-effective programs to improve the lives and living conditions of the impoverished; continue to provide support and opportunities for all citizens in need of assistance; and continue to be a major voice of reason in establishing welfare system reforms;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize May 2019 as COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.


JOB FAIR AT STEPS CENTRE THIS THURSDAY – Twenty-five confirmed businesses participating and possibly more. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! To see the event flyer, click here.

STEPS Annual Report

steps-mapThe 2014-2015 STEPS Annual Report is available for your viewing. For over thirty years, STEPS Inc. has paved a road with many positive impacts on the lives of those we have had the privilege of serving. Click on About (at the top of the page) and select Annual Report.

STEPS Seeking Early Head Start Teachers and Teacher Assistants

STEPS, Inc. is currently seeking Early Head Start Teachers and Teacher Assistants for Prince Edward County. If you think you would be a good fit for one of these jobs, STEPS welcomes your application. You can download an application by clicking on the Get Involved Link and choosing, Job OpportunitiesSTEPS HIring HS – Or you can stop by STEPS Corporate Campus located at 225 Industrial Park Road in Farmville to pick up an application packet. To see the Job Descriptions visit our Facebook page, or go to the Virginia Workforce Connection at this link,…. Once there click on the tab that says Job Number Search and enter 809536 for the Job Order Number. Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you.

STEPS Head Start Celebrates Appomattox Playground

Wednesday, May 18th was a great day for STEPS Head Start in Appomattox as we opened a new playground for our students and staff. The playground will be a safe and fun place for our children to enjoy. The playground project was spearheA_RibbonCut1aded by Appomattox local, Mr. Dennis Torrence. Mr. Torrence taught with the Prince Edward County Schools system for a number of years and said he was happy for the kids and teachers. He also said he was very thankful for all those who helped make the dream of a new playground a reality. To see more photos of this momentous day visit us on Facebook @