The Community In-Power and Development Association Inc. is a non-profit (501 (C)(3) status) that works to empower residents in low-income communities in Port Arthur, Texas. We help them to take action against the neighboring chemical manufacturers, refineries and incinerator facilities. We help organize and educate local residents on how to take action to keep big industries from polluting our air, land, and water.
CIDA Inc. also works to transform dilapidated and underserved areas into desirable communities with a strong commerce base. We foster and promote a healthy, safe and economically vital community by uniting and educating the impacted communities on the importance of working together to promote healthy change.
CIDA was founded in 2000 with the belief that polluters should be held accountable for the chronic, systematic poisoning of low-income communities living along the “fence line” of their operations.