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Executive Director, Kate White



Executive Director, Kate White

Description of MCA

Michigan Community Action is a member service network dedicated to reducing poverty in Michigan by supporting Community Action Agencies in their quest to change the lives of low-income Michiganders.  To learn about our Mission and Vision, please visit the Homepage of this website.

Community Action Agencies in Michigan

Community Action Agencies are designated non-profits or units of government dedicated to eliminating the causes and conditions of poverty. They share the common goal of “Helping People, Saving Lives” and subscribe to the Community Action Promise.

Not all non-profits that focus on poverty prevention are Community Action Agencies. For a list of designated Community Action Agencies, click here.

Reports on Community Action and Poverty

Click here for details on the Impact of Community Action.

Focus Area Policy Briefs

Click here to view policy briefs on many of MCA's focus areas.

Key Staff

To see biographies on MCA's Executive Director, Kate White, and the Program and Policy Director, Chere Coleman, please visit the Staff page of this website.

Annual Report 

2017 Annual Report

Current Legislative Priorities

MCA's current legislative priorities are found here.  MCA is continually engaged on a wide variety of issues that reduce poverty and support the work of our members.

National Media Campaign

Want to join the national conversation on fighting poverty? Visit