Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships strives to elevate the social and economic standards of Louisiana’s economically disadvantaged residents through 42 Community Action Agencies statewide. LACAP’s three major functions are (1) To provide an organization through which all Community Action Agencies can work together to further the goals and objectives of said organization; (2) To bring about more effective cooperation between Community Action Agencies and other agencies that have similar objectives; and (3) To participate in and strengthen the professional organizations of the Community Action Agencies. There are 42 Community Action Agencies in Louisiana and we serve all 64 parishes of the state. Of the 42 agencies, twenty-six are private non-profits and sixteen are public agencies housed in entities of government. Twenty-two of our agencies are Head Start providers. Each year our agencies assist over 650,000 Louisiana residents.