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.


Please note:

WCAC’s Offices will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 27th and remain closed through Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31st.


Save the Date! On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, WCAC will celebrate its 10th Annual Action Hero Awards – honoring individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to support the agency. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and awards program. Tickets now available.


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WCAC’s Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County will host its annual Community Baby Shower on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. at Notre Dame La Salle Hall, 444 Main Street, Southbridge. New and expectant parents are encouraged to attend. Additional details available 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. Applications for summer 2016 employment now available HERE.


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