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 45 surrounding towns through 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 held its 12th Annual Action Hero Awards on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. We were thrilled to welcome Massachusetts Senate President Harriette Chandler as our keynote speaker. We are most grateful to all of our corporate sponsors without whom this event would not be possible. View photo album from the event HERE.

WCAC has entered into a 25-year lease with the Town of Webster to renovate the former Senior Center property, located at 116 School Street, in order to relocate four of the agency’s Head Start classrooms from Southbridge to Webster. A capital campaign is underway to raise the funds needed to complete the building renovation with a targeted completion date of January 2019. Learn more about the project here.

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