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 startaed 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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Join Our Team - We're Hiring!

We have several positions open within our Early Education & Care and Fuel Assistance/Energy programs. Learn more and apply today! WCAC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants.

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YouthWorks Summer Jobs

Worcester’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 now available for Summer 2021! Deadline to apply is May 14th!

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Home Heating Help

WCAC’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), best known as fuel assistance or home heating assistance, helps homeowners and renters pay home heating bills. Financial assistance is available for income-eligible households to help pay home heating bills between November 1 – April 30 of each year.

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We are an umbrella agency for education, employment and social service programs.

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Communities Served
75000+
Individuals Impacted
130+
Employees in Action
55
Years of Service

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