Larry St. Amant
Director, Louisiana Association of Community action Partners
Louisiana Association of community Action Partners
Larry St. Amant is Executive Director of the Association of Community Action Partnerships of Louisiana, or ACAP as it is commonly known. As a human service professional, Larry believes in the power of people to overcome their circumstances. Consequently, he enjoys coordinating ACAP’s training and advocacy efforts for Louisiana’s 42 Community Action Agencies, as they work to ameliorate the pain and suffering of poverty and to move people from poverty to prosperity.
Louisiana Community Action Agencies provided services to over 255,000 low income individuals in 2018 and 75% of them lived below 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Astonishingly, 35% of the families served by the network were in severe poverty, -below 50% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Before joining ACAP, Larry spent his entire career in government service; first with the City of Baton Rouge where he rose to become the Director of Human Development and Services and later as Assistant Secretary of Labor with Governor Kathleen Blanco’s administration. He is a graduate of the Southern University School of Journalism.