In its 57th year, Tioga Opportunities, Inc., celebrates Community Action Month

2021 marks the 57th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities address the obstacles and conditions of poverty. Tioga Opportunities, Inc. is celebrating Community Action Month, a time dedicated to recognizing its’ own successes and those of the National Community Action Network.

Since 1965, Tioga Opportunities, Inc. (TOI) has served the residents of Tioga and surrounding counties by creating partnerships that strengthen communities while empowering individuals and families to achieve independence and enrich their quality of life. TOI is a proud member of the National Community Action Partnership and a network of more than 1,000 Community Action Agencies nationwide that were born out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Community Action Agencies across the country connect millions of children, families, and individuals to greater opportunity and guide them on a path toward financial stability.

“Each May, during Community Action Month, we reflect on the impact that Tioga Opportunities, Inc. and our network has on families in our area,” said Maureen Abbott, Executive Director of Tioga Opportunities, Inc. “Last year alone, TOI stood steadfast and focused on finding creative ways to meet the on-going and sometimes increased needs of over 5,000 local residents and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

To celebrate our years of service and the continued success of Community Action, Tioga Opportunities Inc. employees and volunteers will give back to the community with two Spring Clean Up events in Waverly and Candor to assist older adults and people with disabilities with light yard work. Throughout the month, highlights from the last year and inspirational stories will be shared on our website at and on our Facebook page, To learn more about the National Community Action Partnership and Community Action Network, visit Helping People…..Changing Lives.