Working with Community Action

Employees’ Words

Our organization is not just about the people we serve but about the individuals who make up our wonderful team as well. Here is what a few of our employees have said about their experience working with Community Action:

“I have learned so much from working here at Community Action.  Each position I have held has taught me something. I take pride in where I work and I think I learn more from our families than I teach them.   It is a very humbling and a very rewarding job and I love that I am able to help others in need.  Who wouldn’t want to work for Community Action?”
– Channa Cowan, Center Director for A. Washington Child Development Center

“Community Action made a great impact in my life long before I was hired. When I was a senior in high school my sister became pregnant at 15 years old. She enrolled in a program called PEP at Lehman High School where a staff member would come to our home to help my sister work towards graduating high school and learn how to be the best parent possible. I knew at that time I wanted to become a Social Worker and help families as Community Action has helped mine.”
-Bethany Bishop, Family Advocate for First Steps Early Head Start

“When I started working in Early Head Start I remember thinking “ I will give them 5 years and then I will move on”. 18 plus years later, I am still here just because I am passionate about the children we serve, believe in the program and I love my job.”
– Norma Johnson, Child Development Coordinator for Head Start Program

As a family advocate, I get to work one-on-one with families every day. I feel supported and appreciated by my peers and supervisors, which is what makes it a true joy to go to work every day.”
-Alex Mylius, Family Advocate for Head Start Program

I have been a lead teacher in Early Head Start toddler and infant classrooms as well as a GED instructor for the adult education program. I am now a center director for Early Head Start. As a teacher, I enjoyed the independence, creativity and initiative that Community Action afforded me in the classroom as well as the support that I received through mentor relationships and training. As a Center Director, I enjoy collaborating with parents to facilitate and improve our program, developing my own leadership skills, and being part of a group of professional educators.”
-Ann E. Flink, Center Director for Head Start



Community Action Benefits is a file showing the full list of benefits for our employees.

Community Action currently employs 248 individuals.

Interested in joining our team? Please click here to view our current job opportunities.