Concerted Services Inc. (“CSI”) is a Community Action Agency with administrative offices in Waycross and Reidsville, which has been serving an eighteen county area in Southeastern Georgia for over 45 years. Our mission is to transform families and communities by providing opportunities and services that promote economic and social independence. Our services include Head Start and Early Head Start programs, providing early education and social skills to over 1,000 children ranging in age from two weeks to five years old. We mentor and help promising high school students, enabling them to become first generation college students, often breaking a self-perpetuating cycle of poverty. We offer case management and practical, concrete plans for low-income families looking for ways to achieve self-sufficiency and independence. We provide home weatherization services and help with utility bills for families in need. We provide both home-delivered and senior citizen center meals for the elderly, assuring at least one nutritional meal a day, as well as the social interaction senior citizen centers can provide. The challenges are formidable, and the needs continue to grow, but the satisfaction of seeing lives transformed as a result of our efforts is a gratifying - and humbling - experience for our over 400 counselors, teachers, coordinators, technicians, aides, directors and staff.