Who We Are
The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans.
Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, we represent every region of the state as one of the largest and most diverse nonprofit organizations in Alaska.
We value input from and have respect for all people. We believe that Alaskans have the right to maintain their cultural heritage and close relationship to the land while protecting their economic and human potential.
What We Do
RurAL CAP serves prenatal women, children, and families through early childhood education. We promote socio-emotional development, healthy practices, cultural richness, and school readiness. Our programs include the Child Development Center, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Parents as Teachers (PAT).
RurAL CAP’s housing programs address the physical, mental, and financial needs of individuals and families. Our services fall under Homeless, Housing, & Shelter Services; Homeownership; and Home Improvement.
For the past three years, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (Rural CAP) has hosted a Youth Encouraging Alaskan’s Health (YEAH) Summit. The conference, led by youth volunteers, teaches teenagers how to cultivate leadership, creativity, and self-esteem while addressing tobacco and vaping addiction. This year’s…
The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc., (RurAL CAP) was recently featured in a video that highlights the importance of vaccinations. The National Community Action Partnership organized the video, allowing…
The Poverty & Opportunity Legislative Task Force Resolution is positioned to facilitate community partnerships to develop a statewide legislative task force that will identify root causes of poverty and support innovative…