The Agency has always viewed itself as part of the community and has adapted to the changes and needs of the community.
In the 1920’s and thirties the Agency impacted the community as the issues were immigration and migration.
In the 1940’s, two African American young ladies, Dorothy Height and Mabel Lewis impacted the community as the issue was integration at the Center.
In the 50’s a great fire destroyed several blocks of the Rankin community. Our warmth and hospitality impacted a devastated Rankin.
In the sixties and seventies the issues turned to public schools and quality education.
No matter the decade or the issue the Agency continues to be a voice in the community, impacting lives for a brighter future.