Healthy People,
Sustainable Communities,
Vibrant Cultures

Healthy People,
Sustainable Communities,
Vibrant Cultures

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

Our programs in housing, early childhood education, and health and well-being serve to alleviate the root causes of poverty. We deliver innovative, community-driven solutions in response to Alaska’s most challenging needs while supporting vulnerable individuals and communities statewide.

Four children posing in front of a playground
Three women standing in front of a house in construction
Native Alaskan woman performing a dance
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Early
Education

We serve 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).

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Housing

We promote financial stability and independence through Homeless, Housing, & Shelter Services; Homeownershipand Home Improvement. These programs are available to Alaskans living with physical and/or mental health conditions as well as those navigating difficult financial circumstances 

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Health
& Well-Being

Through community-driven programming and services, we find solutions for locally identified needs via youth development, community wellness, and healing. While operating as a provider of related training and technical assistance, we provide National Service, Wellness, and Training and Technical Assistance programs throughout the state.

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