community Action Development Bethlehem

our mission

Based on a belief in economic and social justice, Community Action Development Bethlehem improves the quality of life in Bethlehem by fostering economic opportunity, promoting community development, and empowering residents to actively participate in the decision-making process regarding the future of our diverse community.

about us


Since 1998, Community Action Development Bethlehem has advanced a neighborhood-based vision of community and economic development that builds on the strengths and assets of our diverse community in Bethlehem. 


We seek to improve the quality of life in south Bethlehem and Northside Alive neighborhoods by empowering residents and expanding economic opportunity through small business support, housing rehabilitation and advocacy, and community development projects. 

our 2020-2021 impact

719
Residents engaged

in neighborhood initiatives through volunteering, committee work, and community planning meetings

5
Businesses Supported

 with $36,870 in rent through our Commercial Lease Subsidy Program

63
entrepreneurs Assisted

through small business support services

4
youth programs
funded

that served 100 youth through after-school programs in the arts, sports, and recreation

2
residential facades Funded

that were completed on the Southside