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.


Bank On Worcester County is a creative approach to addressing poverty as a community health concern, resulting in a unified partnership of local government, non-profit organizations and banking institutions focused on increasing financial stability for low-to-moderate-income individuals and families through access to banking and financial education. Learn more here.






Worcester Community Action Council will host its 12th Annual Action Hero Awards on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. We are thrilled to welcome Massachusetts Senate President Harriette Chandler as our keynote speaker. Sponsorship opportunities available – please contact Ellen Ganley for details. Individual ticket information coming soon.

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