Oregon's Poverty Fighting Network

About CAPO

Community Action Partnership of Oregon’s

Continuing Commitment as a Culturally Responsive Network

Culturally responsive services are those that are respectful of, and relevant to, the beliefs, practices, culture and linguistic needs of diverse consumer/client populations and communities whose members identify as having particular cultural or linguistic affiliations by virtue of their place of birth, ancestry or ethnic origin, religion, preferred language or language spoken at home.

Cultural responsiveness describes the capacity to respond to the issues of diverse communities. It thus requires knowledge and capacity at different levels of intervention: systemic, organizational, professional and individual.

Our Mission

To magnify the impact of Community Action to serve low-income Oregonians by advocating for resources with a unified voice, strengthening partnerships, and building capacity.

Our Vision

We envision inclusive and caring communities across Oregon where people have equitable access to the services and resources they need to thrive and are able to meet their own goals. CAPO empowers Oregon’s Community Action Network to use current best practices and apply an equity lens to all our work.


  • Equity
  • Racial Justice
  • Community Voice
  • Lived Experience
  • Collaborative Action
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability

Goals 2020-2023

Goal 1: Increase awareness of and resources to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty.

Goal 2: Empower a thriving professional network of member agencies.

Goal 3: Ensure CAPO is positioned to provide sustainable and effective leadership.