Who We Are
Lynchburg Community Action Group, Inc. is a community action agency serving the City of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. Established in 1965, through President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty”, Lyn-CAG is an anti-poverty agency that was originally enabled through the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964 and chartered in the City of Lynchburg in 1965.
Along with community partners, it is Lyn-CAG’s Mission to provide programs and services that enable low-income individuals and families realize a better quality of life.
As a community action agency, Lyn-CAG works to reduce poverty in our community by addressing targeted community needs for individuals and families in the areas of Education, Employment and Housing services. Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit, Lyn-CAG is governed by a community-based Board of Directors comprised of low-income residents, local elected officials and private and public community stakeholders.
How We Empower
Community Action Agencies empower people to help themselves. Lyn-CAG provides the necessary support, guidance and resources that help people overcome life’s problems, improve their quality of life, and achieve self-sufficiency. In the New Virginia Economy, Lyn-CAG is working hard to combat poverty and improve the economic vitality of the communities we serve.