Lyn-CAG operates the Head Start federally funded program that promotes the school readiness of children, three to five years old, from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.


Lyn-CAG’s Center for Employment Training (CET) provides education, employment, and job readiness training for individuals. Are you an adult who never completed high school, or would like to learn skills that prepare you for an in-demand job?


Lyn-CAG Housing Counseling Services offers an array of programs designed to help clients make more informed decisions about their housing options.

Who We Are

Lynchburg Community Action Group, Inc. is a community action agency serving the City of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. Established in 1965, through President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty”, Lyn-CAG is an anti-poverty agency that was originally enabled through the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964 and chartered in the City of Lynchburg in 1965.

Our Mission

Along with community partners, it is Lyn-CAG’s Mission to provide programs and services that enable low-income individuals and families realize a better quality of life.

As a community action agency, Lyn-CAG works to reduce poverty in our community by addressing targeted community needs for individuals and families in the areas of Education, Employment and Housing services. Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit, Lyn-CAG is governed by a community-based Board of Directors comprised of low-income residents, local elected officials and private and public community stakeholders.

How We Empower

Community Action Agencies empower people to help themselves. Lyn-CAG provides the necessary support, guidance and resources that help people overcome life’s problems, improve their quality of life, and achieve self-sufficiency. In the New Virginia Economy, Lyn-CAG is working hard to combat poverty and improve the economic vitality of the communities we serve.

Board of Directors

Priscilla Liggon, Chairmen

Dr. Robert Bashore, Vice-Chairmen.

Delores Fowler, Treasurer, Elected Official Representative – City of Lynchburg

Delores Fowler, Treasurer, Elected Official Representative – City of Lynchburg

Scott Horchler, Secretary

Tameka Bass, Head Start Policy Council Representative

Robert Carson, Bedford County Representative

Milton Chambers, Appomattox County Representative

Christyne Cherry

Jim Childress, Esquire, Elected Official Representative – Campbell County

Honorable Mary Jane Dolan, Elected Official – Mayor, City of Lynchburg

Dr. Brenda Farmer, Lynchburg City Representative

Desiree Ferguson

Kim Gregory, Early Childhood Education Representative

Reginald Herndon

Gracie P. Johnson, Amherst County Representative

Rev. Dennis Roberts

Trae Watkins, Elected Official Representative, City of Lynchburg

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