"We must open the doors of opportunity. But, we must also equip our people to walk through those doors." - President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964


CSET inspires youth, families, and communities to achieve self-reliance through innovative pathways and collaboration.


We share a vision for communities and residents to gain the knowledge, skills and resources needed to achieve the American Dream. To achieve this vision, we commit ourselves to these core values:

  • We strive to assist residents regionally in improving their lives.

  • We create opportunities for children, youth, parents, and families to be competitive in an increasingly challenging economy.

  • We continue to strengthen our organization by developing internal leadership, embracing diversity, and maintaining integrity in every venture.

  • We seek partnerships with other agencies to provide the best possible services to our community.



CSET is a proud member of the National Community Action Partnership. The nation’s Community Action network – including 1,000 plus Community Action Agencies – are a robust, national, state, and local force, reaching children and families in 99% of America’s counties with life changing services that create pathways to opportunity and prosperity. The Community Action network:

Connects individuals and families to approaches that help them succeed – including high quality education programs for children, job retraining for adults, stable and affordable housing for families, utility assistance for seniors, and so much more.

Promotes community-wide solutions to seemingly stubborn challenges throughout our cities, suburbs, and in rural areas – whether it’s the lack of affordable housing or the need to promote economic growth that benefits all families.

Shares expertise with national, state, and local leaders looking for evidence on what works to promote greater economic opportunity for children and families.

The Promise of Community Action:

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.




CSET serves to reveal the greatness that is in everyone by providing education and training, facilitating youth and community development, and creating jobs and resources. Our purpose is to reduce the causes of poverty. We envision healthy, prosperous and safe communities- communities where a good life can be found and native sons and daughters return to raise the next generation of Tulare County citizens.


  • Share your resources

  • Find a job or receive training

  • Learn how to start a business

  • Earn your high school diploma

  • Provide housing assistance

  • Get involved in your community

  • And more!