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NICAO is one of 18 Community Actions agencies in Iowa, and part of a national network of Community Action organizations created by the Economic Opportunity Act in 1964. The organization is a private, not-for-profit organization governed by a local Board of Directors, 1/3 of whom are elected officials, 1/3 represent the private sector, and 1/3 are consumers of services or elected low income advocates. Our institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.

NICAO maintains office locations and Head Start classrooms in 9 North Central Iowa Iowa counties.  In order to reduce poverty in our communities, NICAO works to better focus available local, state, private, and federal resources to assist low-income individuals and families acquire useful skills and knowledge, gain access to new opportunities and achieve economic self-sufficiency.  Our institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.

The Promise of North Iowa Community Action is to change people’s lives, to embody the spirit of hope, to improve communities, and to make North Central Iowa a better place to live.

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