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Community Action Network, Bucks Opportunity Council celebrate milestones


This year marks the 60th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty.

The Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC), a proud member of the Community Action Network, will also commemorate 59 years in service helping families throughout Bucks County. BCOC is the lead anti-poverty, non-profit organization in Bucks County.

BCOC has five program areas: Housing, Food, Weatherization, Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) and the Economic Self-Sufficiency (ES) Program.

“Each May, during Community Action Month, we reflect on the impact BCOC and our network has had on families,” said Erin Lukoss, executive director of BCOC. “Last year alone, we served over 56,000 people in the county, while Community Action Agencies served over 15 million across the country...”

Community Action Agencies serve 99% of all American counties with life-changing services to help families achieve financial stability. All agencies are locally controlled and represented by the private, public, and low-income sectors of the community.

BCOC will receive a proclamation from the County Commissioners at 10:30 a.m. May 15, at the Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court St., First Floor, Doylestown.

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