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June Board Meeting Schedule

WCAC will host a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, 14 Mechanic Street, Southbridge. This will be the agency’s annual joint meeting with the WCAC Head Start Policy Council. All meetings are open to the public. See complete agenda here.

WCAC Names Marybeth Campbell New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC), the antipoverty agency serving Greater Worcester and South Worcester County, today announced the appointment of Marybeth Campbell as its new Executive Director, effective June 10, 2019. Read full story here.

Backpack Brigade readies preschoolers for ‘graduation’

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. is preparing to celebrate the ‘graduation’ of more than 100 preschool students who will move on from the agency’s Head Start program to attend Kindergarten in the Fall.  Read more here.

WCAC’s 2019 Action Heroes

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC) celebrated its 13th Annual Action Hero Awards on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Established to honor exemplary individuals and organizations which have supported WCAC and its mission over the past year, 2019 Action Hero honorees included: Fundacion MAPFRE/MAPFRE Insurance for its financial support of WCAC’s Head Start nutrition program, annual Coat Drive for Kids and significant volunteer commitment to the agency; Lamoureux Pagano Architects and F.W. Madigan Co., for their generous in-kind support throughout the construction of WCAC’s new Webster Head Start Center; and the agency’s Bank On Worcester County partners – Bay State Savings Bank, Berkshire Bank, Cornerstone Bank, DCU, Fidelity Bank and UniBank, for their leadership in addressing the needs of unbanked and underbanked households in Southbridge and Worcester. Read the full story here.

May Board Meeting Scheduled

WCAC will host a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Unum, 1 Mercantile Street, Worcester. Full agenda available here. WCAC Board Meetings are open to the public.

13th Annual Community Action Heroes

WCAC will host its 13th Annual Community Action Hero Awards on Thursday, May 16th. Join us in celebrating those that have gone above and beyond in supporting the agency’s fight against poverty. Click here to reserve your tickets.

Spring Enewsletter

From Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill and everywhere in between, join us in celebrating those that Make A Difference in our community! Read more here.

Board Meeting Scheduled

WCAC will host a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Full agenda available here. WCAC Board Meetings are open to the public.

Search Launched for WCAC Executive Director

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. The Executive Director role is a full-time position based in Worcester, Massachusetts. Additional details available here.

Grand Opening of WCAC’s Webster Head Start

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. today hosted a grand opening celebration at its newly renovated Head Start Center, 116 School Street, Webster. Congressman James P. McGovern, State Senator Ryan Fattman, and State Representative Joseph McKenna were among the guests celebrating the $2.8 million dollar project. Read more here.