Who is Community Action?
Crystal Anderson, Director of Case Management for ECKAN.

Crystal Anderson became the Director of Case Management for the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp . in October of 2013. Throughout her career, Crystal’s passion and joy was found in building new, or re-establishing, partnerships. Whether between families, or between organizations and law enforcement, she was a powerful force, helping ALL sides overcome stereotypes and misconceptions, recognize their shared goals, and ultimately finding ways to work together. Even in her first months on the job, it is clear she is bringing that same collaborative spirit to ECKAN.  

Crystal says the key to any successful relationship is making sure every ‘voice’ is heard; “In my personal life, I’m passionate about speaking up for those whose ‘voice’ isn't being heard, being a solid role model for my family, and I strive to give relationships the time and attention they deserve.” As she looks to the future, she says, “I’m amazed each day by the dedication of ECKAN’s staff and the commitment they show to helping others. What I love most about my job is helping folks (staff and clients) find new strategies to overcome barriers standing in the way of their success. “