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Become a Member

Membership in the Missouri Association for Community Action (MACA) is open to anyone who works for a Community Action Agency in Missouri. In addition, associate memberships are available to other citizens who share MACA’s commitment to ending poverty in Missouri. You are invited to join us!

Through membership you will help MACA:

  • Advocate on the state and national levels for effective policies and funding to help Community Action Agencies achieve the mission
  • Provide education and training for members to improve their job skills
  • Create opportunities for skill sharing and knowledge advancement through conferences,seminars and communications
  • Provide technical assistance to help agencies operate at top capacity
  • Promote a greater understanding of poverty throughout Missouri

Benefits to being a MACA member includes:  Updated Membership Benefits Flyer!

  • A 10% tuition discount at Columbia College -both their online and regular programs
  • Discounts or special offers at Six Flags, Silver Dollar City, and Worlds of Fun
  • Informative newsletters published six times a year 
  • Comprehensive information about the statewide community action network through MACA's annual report
  • Access to current information on MACA's website
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Networking events

For employees of the Community Action Network, membership dues are based on a percentage of your salary.  To learn more about membership, please contact the Membership Coordinator or Fiscal Director at your agency for more information.  Individual  Member Form


For non-employees, click here for associate membership information. 



Here’s what MACA members are saying:


 "Since joining the Community Action Agency Network over 12 years ago, I have relied on MACA time and time again to provide information, support, training and coordination of events. Through professional alliance meetings I am able to network with my peers to stay informed of new programs and initiatives in our service arena, and the meetings provide a platform to generate ideas for innovative programs."

Georgie Donahue, CCAP

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County



“Being a member of MACA gives me a feeling of satisfaction personally and professionally. MACA is the megaphone aimed at policymakers to ensure the issues faced by low-income individuals are heard. All members, from the front line staff to the lobbyists, are united in the goal of ending poverty.” 

Shanna Ashton

East Missouri Action Agency



“MACA provides opportunities for members to develop personally, as well as professionally, by providing training, technical assistance and networking opportunities for its members.”

Deena Smith

Green Hills Community Action Agency



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Missouri Association for Community Action - 2014 William Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 - Phone: (573) 634-2969 - Fax: (573) 636-9440
United in purpose, the Missouri Community Action Network will inspire and engage people so that all families and communities thrive.