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History of CAPSBC

The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson to support his declaration of an unconditional “War on Poverty”, and created the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO).  For more info on 50 Years of Community Action click here.


On January 7, 1965, the Dependency Prevention Commission (DPC) was established in San Bernardino County.  In 1975, DPC was renamed Community Services Department (CSD)


In 2003, CSD transitioned from a public entity to a private non-profit public benefit corporation and changed its name to Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC).

CAPSBC Celebrates 50 Years of Service

We are proud of 5 decades of humanitarian service in support of those in need. 

Major accomplishments over the years include:


  • Distributing 200 million pounds of food to the needy

  • Leadership in creating the San Bernardino County Homeless Coalition and raising over $52 million homeless funding

  • Administration of $15.4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for low-income projects

  • Supporting millions of youth under a variety of programs

  • Working to house homeless Veterans, families and individuals

  • Helping families with financial literacy, tax services and asset development

  • Hundreds of partnerships and thousands of volunteers are coordinated to action every year 

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