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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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.

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Emergency Rental Assistance

Are you having trouble paying your rent, mortgage or utility bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Have you lost your job or lost income during the Covid-19 health crisis? Are you at risk of becoming homeless? There are federal resources available for emergency rent relief.

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PROGRAMS BUILT FOR YOUR SUCCESS

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

46
Communities Served
75000+
Individuals Impacted
130+
Employees in Action
55
Years of Service

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