Mission Statement of CAP
The Community Against Poverty (CAP) coalition was convened by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) in early 2008 as an outgrowth of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs “There Shall Be No Needy Among You” initiative.
Mission Statement of CAP:
Community Against Poverty (CAP) is a broad-based coalition of St. Louis area interfaith and civic organizations coordinated by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). The problems of poverty run deep in our nation. Poverty impacts the ability of individuals and families to live their lives with dignity. Poverty impacts the ability of individuals to obtain quality education for their children; to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter; to find living wage jobs; to live in a safe and healthy environment; and to access quality, affordable healthcare.
CAP is dedicated to combating poverty through education, advocacy and service.
Currently, the following organizations are members of the CAP Coalition, in addition to the JCRC: