Introduction to ATCAA
- To help individuals in Amador and Tuolumne counties toward self-sufficiency.
- To assist local residents in becoming involved and contributing members of our community.
- To promote family and other supportive environments so that children, youth and elders can achieve their maximum potential.
- And, finally, to form partnerships and coalitions within the community to meet these needs.
Visión de ATCAA
Nuestra visión para los residentes de la comunidad es que sean autosuficientes, saludables, libres
de dificultad económica, que tengan apoyo en la comunidad y la familia, y así ser capaces de
lograr su máximo potencial como ciudadanos comprometidos.
Misión de ATCAA
- Ayudar a la comunidad en los condados de Amador y Tuolumne a que sean autosuficientes.
- Apoyar los residentes locales a colaborar en la comunidad.
- Asistir familias y otros apoyos en el medio ambiente para que niños, jóvenes y personas de
la tercera edad puedan alcanzar su máximo potencial.
- Y, finalmente, formar asociaciones y uniones dentro de la comunidad para satisfacer todas
Programs and Services
Since its first year, 1981, ATCAA has become involved in a variety of programs based on community needs and available funding. Programs and services are provided in both counties at convenient locations, with Agency Service centers in Jackson and Sonora.
Some services are also currently provided in neighboring counties of Calaveras, Alpine and Mariposa. ATCAA’s administrative offices is located in Jackson, CA.
Formation of ATCAA
The concept of Community Action has been part of the American social fabric for over 25 years. Community Action programs are an outcome of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, which symbolized an era of concern and commitment by the United States government to its impoverished citizens and to Equal Opportunity. One result of this act has been the development of approximately one thousand Community Action programs throughout America.
The Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) was established in July, 1981 through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between the counties of Amador and Tuolumne. The two counties formed a JPA because, at that time, each county separately lacked the minimum 50,000 population level for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding.
The Joint Powers Agreement is the authorizing document of the local elected officials, the Amador and Tuolumne County Boards of Supervisors, establishing ATCAA as a two-county legal entity. As a JPA, ATCAA is a public agency.
Amador-Tuolumne Community Resources, Inc.
: Because ATCAA is a public agency and many donors and endowment foundations may need to give to Private Non-Profit organizations (501-c-3), ATCAA formed the Mother Lode Community Action Foundation in 1990. The Foundation recently changed its name from the Mother Load Community Action Foundation to the Amador-Tuolumne Commnity Resources, Inc. (ATCR).