The Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc. (EOC) is a 501 (c) (3) Community Action Agency born out of the Economic Opportunity Act of1964 which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 20, 1964. The Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc. is the designated Community Action Agency of Nassau County. A signature legislation of Johnson’s Act, “War on Poverty,” provided among other things, a Job Corps program to train youth, encouraged community action programs, and provided for the establishment of the Head Start program. The EOC of Nassau County, Inc., was initially constituted as a program of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island. Ten neighborhood centers were developed and fully staffed. Five years later, the EOC of Nassau County, Inc. was incorporated, separated,and completely independent of the Health and Welfare Council.
Every May we celebrate Community Action Month along with the Community Action Partnership of national Community Action Agencies.
Please visit our calendar on our website here to participate in our FREE Events for the month of May.