Theory of Change

Indianhead Community Action Agency's Goals

  • Individuals and families with low incomes are stable and achieve economic security.
  • Communities where people with low incomes live are healthy and offer economic opportunity.
  • People with low incomes are engaged and active in building opportunities in communities.


Services and Strategies

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Community Action Core Principles

  • Recognize the complexity of the issues of poverty
  • Build local solutions specific to local needs
  • Support family stability as a foundation for economic security
  • Pursue positive individual, family, and community level change
  • Maximize involvement of people with low incomes
  • Engage local community partners and citizens in solutions
  • Leverage federal, state, and community resources
  • Advocate for systemic change

Ongoing Evaluation and Continuous Improvement

  • How well do we Operate?
  • Local Organizational Standards
  • State and Federal Accountability Measures
  • Results Oriented Management and Accountability System (ROMA)
  • What difference does ICAA make?
  • National Performance Indicators for Individuals and Families
  • National Performance Indicators for Communities

Results Oriented Management and Accountability

What is ROMA?

  • It is a management system
    based on performance using
    outcomes as its foundation.
  • It helps to produce
    continuous improvement and
    accountability in our programs.
  • It helps ICAA identify and
    address causes and conditions.


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  • Goal 1: Low-income people become more self-sufficient.
  • Goal 2: The conditions in which low-income people are improved.
  • Goal 3: Low-income people own a stake in their community.
  • Goal 4: Partneships among supporters and providers of service to low-income people are achieved.
  • Goal 5: Agencies increased their capacity to achieve results.
  • Goal 6: Low-income people, especially vulnerable populations, achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive systems.




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