Welcome to Worcester Community Action Council

Worcester Community Action Council's (WCAC) mission is helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy. WCAC was started in 1965 under President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty." It is the federally designated "community action agency" for Central MA. Today, the agency serves the City of Worcester and 43 surrounding towns through 18 emergency and social service programs.



Join WCAC in celebrating one of the area’s most beloved holiday traditions while supporting the agency’s programs and services. A portion of all tickets sold to the Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7 p.m. performance of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre will benefit WCAC! Use promo code WCAC to purchase $75 VIP tickets which include the best seats as well as admission to a special pre-performance reception. Tickets available online now.



WCAC is pleased to be a partner with the City of Worcester was one of just five cities recently awarded a $475,000 grant from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and its  partners as part of the second round of the Working Cities Challenge in Massachusetts. Winning cities will receive three-year grants of $475,000 to carry out the initiatives they have developed through design grants awarded last fall. Learn more about the project here.



WCAC’s YouthWorks summer jobs program was established to create summer jobs for low-income, inner city youth between the ages of 14 and 21. Each summer, youth are provided with 18 hours of pre-employment training, along with 6-7 weeks of meaningful paid work experience, and daily supervision and support.


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