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.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY, WCAC’S OFFICES WILL CLOSE AT 3 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 24TH AND REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH MONDAY, MAY 27TH.


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.

 

The Worcester Youth Development and Professional Leadership Symposium (WYDPLS) is a collaboration between the City of Worcester, WCAC, Worcester Public Schools, the State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment, Mass Hire and the YouthConnect Coalition. The mission of the WYDPLS is to provide free, trauma-informed training opportunities to youth workers and youth that work who are participating in the YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program. The week-long training, generously supported by a grant from Fallon Community Health, will take place June 24th – 28th. Learn more here.

The Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) Board of Directors has engaged the services of Koya Leadership Partners (KLP) to direct the search for the post of Executive Director being vacated by  Jill Dagilis who is retiring effective the end of May 2019. Seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead the strategic implementation of WCAC’s goals, resource development strategies, advocacy and communication efforts that will continue to increase their impact statewide and build their network of partners and friends to address important concerns affecting economic viability and family stability of Massachusetts families. Additional details on the search and a candidate profile can be found here.

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