The Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. was established in 1965 as the locally designated “community action” agency for the Economic Opportunity Act. Today, WCAC serves as an umbrella agency offering a variety of education, employment and social service programs.

As the federally mandated antipoverty agency for Central Massachusetts, our mission is “helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy.” 130+ employees impact over 75,000 individuals and families through our programs and services annually – serving the City of Worcester and 45 neighboring communities. WCAC’s main office is located on the 2nd floor of the Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, Worcester, housing our fuel & energy programs as well as a Job & Education Center, with a Head Start pre-school center and Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County program located in Southbridge.

Watch below to learn more about the people that make up Team WCAC and the impact the agency makes on our greater community each and every day.

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, uniformed and military service involvement, and economic condition with respect to employment, volunteer participation, or the provision of service.