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Community Action: Then and Now

Total Action for Progress

(formerly Total Action Against Poverty)


A Small War - CBS Sunday Morning (11:56)
March 26, 1989

25 Years Later - WDBJ Television

Total Action for Progress is the designated Community Action Agency in Virginia for the following cities: Roanoke, Buena Vista, Clifton Forge, Covington, Lexington, and Salem, along with the following counties: Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt, Craig , Roanoke, and Rockbridge.

From WDBJ7 Roanoke news story
Then and Now: TAP - CBS Sunday Morning featured TAP nearly 30-years ago

It was in the late 80's when the national show, "CBS Sunday Morning" featured a story on TAP and the organization's War on Poverty.  Nearly three-decades later, the fight continues.  But, the mission remains the same: "To help them get the education, training, the employment -that they can make a life on their own and be economically independent," explains Ted Edlich...

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