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The Mission of the Community Action Partnership of Lake County is to reduce the causes and effects of poverty, promote self-sufficiency of families and individuals with low incomes, and improve the standard of living in the Lake County service area.

Community Action Partnership of Lake County's vision is to alleviate poverty, its causes and consequences by linking the resources that will lead to individual and family self-sufficiency. The result is a stronger sense of self-worth and dignity for both the individual and families of the community. CAPOLC believes that giving everyone an opportunity to pursue the American Dream through hard work is a community responsibility.

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Help Lake County, Illinois, Families Beat Poverty and Reach Self-Sufficiency

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Our Programs

We gear our programs to promote early childhood education and involvement. Our programs provide families with access to various programs to help them financially and emotionally. We are passionate about helping disadvantaged children and families overcome the consequences of poverty. 
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How We Give Back

We are able to give back and help the poor, thanks to partnerships with local community organizations and with the help of members of the community like you. We offer volunteer opportunities and a catering service, and work with other foundations to do everything we can to give back. 
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Whether you have time or money to spare, we are happy to have your help. Low-income families have reached self-sufficiency with our aid since 1964 with the help of volunteers, including senior volunteers. We also work with companies for event sponsorships and corporate volunteering.
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About Us

Community Action Partnership of Lake County (CAPOLC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency with a presence in Waukegan, Illinois, for more than 50 years. We help low-income families reach self-sufficiency through one-time donations or through an agent who will aid them in the process. Our organization also helps families by providing access to preschools, veteran housing, and other opportunities. We serve more than 20,000 people a year.

CAPOLC is one of 1,100 agencies across the United States established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's war on poverty. As part of a national network, the agencies work to strengthen, promote, and represent the voice of more than 30 million people who are living in poverty. Learn More About Us »


Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(224) 412-8945

2424 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Service Area
Lake County, IL

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