(BEDFORD) – The Bedford Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at PACE Community Action Agency, Inc. on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at 2119 16th Street.
Pace Community Action is a private not-for-profit corporation committed to community development and providing services to low-income residents in Southwestern Indiana. The PACE movement began in May of 1965 when the Community Action Agency network was established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, which was signed by President Lyndon Johnson and declared an “unconditional War on Poverty.”
PACE is passionate about improving our communities and committed to helping people become self-reliant. Brief descriptions are provided about all of of their programs and services, along with ways you can invest in improving the communities. All of their services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.
To improve communities PACE:
- Develop and implement programs that assist individuals in personal development toward independence.
- Coordinate public, private and corporate resources focusing on the alleviation of poverty.
- Invest over $7.2 million back into our local economy through employment and purchasing local goods and services.
- Encourage self-reliance through a variety of programs offered to eliminate barriers that low-income households face daily.