About CAC

The Community Action Council is a school/community partnership organization, originally formed in the 1980s, made up of parents, school administration, city leaders, and other community representatives. It acts as a catalyst to educate parents and the community concerning the illegal use of drugs and alcohol while promoting a safe, healthy environment for students in East Grand Rapids. 

CAC projects include the sponsorship of speakers, forums, community resources, the Let’s Talk About It series, the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) survey, and the CAC High School Senior Class Citizenship Award and Scholarship. It was from the work of the CAC that Leadership & Youth Development was born. The CAC also initiated the Public Safety School Liaison, accomplished the school smoking ban, held the first ever EGR Drug Drop Off campaign, and brought in school programs such as Peer Mediation and Project Alert.

The CAC relies entirely on the generous support of parents and community members to maintain its programming. Through your contributions to CAC, you make a commitment to support the youth and families of East Grand Rapids.


Dee McGraw

Kim Rossi
Vice President

Mary Reed Kelly

Jane McClure