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.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: WCAC’S OFFICES WILL BE CLOSING AT 3 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 26TH. WILL REOPEN ON TUESDAY, MAY 30TH AT 8:30 A.M. 


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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.

 

 

 

 

Worcester Community Action Council’s Head Start program is marking its 25th anniversary in 2017! Join us as we celebrate with a variety of special activities throughout the year and recognize some of the people who have helped shape the program and made such a positive impact on so many children and families. Click here for details.

Thank you to all who attended our 11th Annual Action Hero Awards on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. We were pleased to welcome our special guests Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Mass Budget & Policy Office President Noah Berger. Our 2017 Action Hero Award honorees include UMass Memorial Health Care, Charlton Oil, Biodun Akande and our own Head Start program. We are grateful for all those who attended and joined us in celebrating those who support our efforts to raise individuals to economic self-sufficiency. View photos from the event via this link.

 

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