Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom teleconference. Full agenda available here. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact Ellen Ganley for teleconference information.
Hannaford Supermarkets today announce a $30,000 donation to support central Massachusetts families as they seek to meet the most basic needs for themselves and their children during a period of economic hardship resulting from the cornonavirus global health pandemic. The donation includes $15,000 each to WCAC and Community Teamwork in Lowell, which will use the funding to increase access to food and childcare for families in central Massachusetts. Read more here.
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom teleconference. Full agenda available here. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact Terra Oliveira for teleconference information.
Today WCAC hosted its 2nd Annual Poverty Forum – highlighted by a keynote address from Executive Director of the North American Office of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) Mary Ann Bates and a dynamic panel discussion featuring Open Sky CEO Ken Bates, Community Legal Aid’s Gina Plata-Nino, Quinsigamond Community College President Luis Pedraja and Clark University’s Laurie Ross. It was a great morning of conversation about ways of better working together to drive real change for those facing poverty and ways in which randomized data can be utilized to inform changes in funding policy as well as funding support. WCAC was pleased to convene this important dialogue and looks forward to further engaging partners and relationships throughout the community to question assumptions and make real change for those in need. Click here for more images from the event.