Community Action Network

Providing governance and oversight to GROW South Dakota are the following board members: Lorraine Anderson and Gene Ellenson (front row) and Dustin Christopherson, Tammy Caffee, Debbie Anderson and Doug Rasmel (back row).

This year 2019 marks the 55th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty. Over 1,000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities and transform the lives of their neighbors making communities stronger and helping families across the U.S. thrive. This year, GROW South Dakota, a proud member of the Community Action Network, will also commemorate 53 years helping families throughout their seventeen county area in Northeast South Dakota.

“Each May, during Community Action Month, we reflect on the impact GROW SD and our network has had on families,” said Marcia Erickson, CEO of GROW South Dakota. “Last year alone, we served over 7,000 individuals in our area with needed services and assistance.”

Community Action Agencies serve 99 percent of all American counties with life-changing services to help families achieve financial stability. All agencies are locally controlled and represented by the private, public, and low-income sectors of the community. “We are proud to be serving as a Community Action Agency for the past 53 years and look forward to continuing to meet the needs in our communities,” said Erickson.

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