50 Years and Counting
The 1964 Economic Opportunity Act authorized the establishment of Community Action Agencies to combat poverty related conditions. In 1964, the Houston Action for Youth organization began operation and the following year the Houston-Harris County Economic Opportunity Organization was formed. In 1967, these two organizations were merged to become the Harris County Community Action Association, predecessor of today’s Gulf Coast Community Services Association (GCCSA).
During its rich 50-year history, Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. (GCCSA) has administered hundreds of millions of dollars in public funding, serving over half a million under-served individuals in Harris County. As a result, GCCSA has established itself as one of the most experienced community service providers in the gulf coast region and the largest Community Action Agency in the state of Texas.