Celebrating 40 Years!

Our History

In 1980, when we opened our doors, we were a small team of people in a little office in downtown Corvallis. Full of passion and committed to our promise, we began to build programs and create partnerships, all with the shared goal of improving people’s lives.

40 years later, we are an agency of over 120 staff members, hundreds of local volunteers and partners, with programs and locations spanning 4 counties and serving over 15,000 community members on average annually.

We're creating impact that lasts a lifetime

Today, we are the largest social services provider in the region. We work tirelessly to support our communities in Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Polk counties. We create connections that go beyond the duration of our programs—our impact lasts a lifetime.

Our community, our neighbors, our friends

Over the decades, we have created strong partnerships with the 17 other Community Action Agencies across Oregon, and nearly 300 local agencies and businesses that we collaborate and work closely with on a regular basis. Because we know this work cannot be done alone, and we rely on our supportive, strong and generous community to help us on our mission to end poverty.

While technology and data were not at the level that we see today for all of the years we have been in service, and it is hard to count every person we touch, we have estimated that CSC has served over half a million community members in our 40 years. That would be the same as filling every seat Reser Stadium over 10 times!

1980

The Rubik’s Cube was introduced

1980

May 18, 1980

Mount St. Helen erupted

May 18, 1980

May 21, 1980

Pac-Man was released

May 21, 1980

1980

CNN was established

1980

December 8, 1980

The world lost John Lennon

December 8, 1980

1980

CSC opened our doors!

1980

Helping People. Changing Lives.

We believe in making our communities stronger one person, one family at a time. CSC is helping people, and changing lives.

#CSChelpedme

Has Community Services Consortium helped you or affected a friend or family member in a positive way?

We encourage you to post about it on your favorite social channel, hashtag #CSChelpedme, or use the form here to submit a story!

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