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Comprehensive Community Action Program

Comprehensive Community Action Program is a private, nonprofit community action agency formed under the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act. CCAP is one of Rhode Island’s largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. Our professional staff provides a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.

Our staff is diverse and attentive to the cultural and language needs of the communities we serve. The agency has a staff of over 350 and an annual operating budget of over $33 million dollars. Serving more than 40,000 clients, CCAP is one of the largest community action agencies in Rhode Island. Our service delivery area includes Cranston, Scituate, Foster, and Coventry. Other CCAP programs provide services in North Providence, Providence, Smithfield, Johnston, North Smithfield, Burrillville, Providence, Warwick, Pawtucket, and Glocester. In addition, some programs provide services on a statewide basis.

Learn to Earn / Youth Job Training

CCAP’s Employment, Training, and Education Programs assist the youth of Rhode Island ages 14 – 24 through free education, training programs, Work Readiness, and Job Placement assistance. We provide a full range of services to youth enrolled in school and out of school. All enrollees are connected with a case manager to assist them in their education or employment goals throughout the program. Cash incentives and bus tickets are given to those who qualify. We operate Youth Centers in Cranston, Kent County, Pawtucket, and Providence.

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