Our Mission

"We provide comprehensive education and social services to low-income community members through collaborative partnerships focused on promoting the development of individuals and families, empowerment, and economic security."


"One by one all individuals, families and communities become self-reliant."

Company Profile:

NEK-CAP, Inc. is a Community Action Agency organized in 1965 to:

  • Fight Poverty
  • Promote Self-Sufficiency
  • Feed the Hungry
  • Improve Social Services

Since 1965, NEK-CAP, Inc. has administered federal, state, and local grant programs, provided referrals to all other community resources, coordinated services, and facilitated collaborations among other agencies and local governments toward the goal of helping people thrive and ending poverty.

NEK-CAP, Inc.'s Strategic Commitments:

  • To assure that families are CONNECTED to all of the resources and supports they need to thrive and to get out of poverty.
  • To engage the community in ending poverty.
  • To practice a whole agency integrated approach to assisting families.
  • To be a voice of advocacy.

Community Action Promise:

Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

NEK-CAP, Inc. is a member of the National Community Action Partnership and the Kansas Association of Community Action Program along with numerous memberships on the national, state and local level.

General Contact Information:

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Telephone (785) 742-2222
Fax (785) 742-2164
Postal Address 
P.O. Box 380 
1260 - 220th Street 
Hiawatha, KS 66434

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