Hanover Theatre holiday happening to benefit WCAC

WCAC is thrilled to be partnering with the Hanover Theatre for the Peforming Arts for a special holiday happening to benefit WCAC’s programs and services. A percentage of all tickets sold to the Thursday, December 20, 2018 performance of A Christmas Carol will be donated to WCAC. Special VIP tickets available for $60 per person – include admission to pre-show reception where you can meet and mingle with members of the cast while enjoying hors d’eouvres and cash bar. Learn more and reserve your tickets here.

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We all have a role to play in fighting poverty

Have you ever suffered an unanticipated job loss or sudden health crisis? Have you ever struggled to pay the minimum due on your credit card bill, or held two jobs just to pay the bills? Far too many households live just on the brink, a mere heartbeat away from poverty. We all have a role to play in fighting poverty. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. We hope we can count on your support for WCAC’s critical programs and services to help move families to economic self-sufficiency. Click here for further details.

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McGovern announces $600K for Head Start project

Congressman James P. McGovern toured Worcester Community Action Council’s Head Start renovation project located 116 School Street in Webster today and announced his success in securing $600,000 from the Federal Administration of Children & Families (ACF) to support the project. Read more here.

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Finding a Way Forward Together

On October 5, 2018, WCAC and MASSCAP were pleased to host the fourth of six planned forums throughout the state focused on strategies and solutions to addressing poverty. According to a new report on poverty called “Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward Together effective programs that help families to make ends meet, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, SNAP, fuel assistance, school lunches, Head Start, and Social Security cut the number of people in Massachusetts living in poverty by almost half and reduce the number of children living in poverty by more than half. Read more here.

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MAPFRE grants WCAC $57K

Worcester Community Action Council has received a $57,000 grant from Fundación MAPFRE to support the nutrition program at the agency’s Head Start program. Healthy nutrition is crucial for young children’s immediate success, as well as providing a solid ground for healthy growth and development throughout the course of their lifetime. Children enrolled in WCAC’s Head Start program receive a nutritional breakfast, lunch and snack daily. While the agency is reimbursed a portion of the nutritional program costs by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), there is a sizable cost remaining. The grant from Fundación MAPFRE will provide each of the 203 children enrolled in the program the equivalent of 89 daily breakfasts. Click HERE for full story.
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Summer 2018 Enewsletter

WCAC kicked off summer bidding a fond farewell to graduates of our Head Start and Job & Education Center programs, while looking forward to the completion of our new Head Start center. Read more HERE.

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Tickets Available for 12th Annual Action Hero Awards

WCAC is thrilled to be welcoming MA Senate President Harriette Chandler as the keynote speaker for our 12th Annual Action Hero Awards to be held on May 17th at Mechanics Hall. Individual tickets are now available for purchase online. Click HERE to reserve your seat today.

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Head Start to host Raices Latin Dance

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. has been awarded a $400 grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council to support a free performance by the Raices Latin Dance Company at the agency’s Head Start center located at 25 Cole Avenue in Southbridge on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6 p.m. The performance will be the culmination of the center’s annual Multicultural Festival and is open to the public. Read more here.

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Webster Five donates $25K to WCAC

The Webster Five Foundation has announced that as part of the Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will donate $25,000 to Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC), payable over two years. The funds will be used to open a new four-classroom Head Start center in Webster. Read more here.

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WCAC awarded Local Cultural Council grants

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. has been awarded two local cultural council grants to augment cultural programming at the anti-poverty agency. The Worcester Arts Council awarded WCAC $2,800 to support Creative Connections: Poetic Pathways Project at its Worcester-based Job & Education Center, while the Southbridge Cultural Council awarded $400 to support a performance by the Raices Latin Dance Troupe at the agency’s Head Start center located in Southbridge. Read more here.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: WCAC's main office remains closed due to ongoing building issues. Fuel clients can call 508-754-7281 to check on the status of your application by entering your social security number and/or to leave a voicemail for staff to call back. For all other home heating inquiries please contact For all other matters contact    (Updated 5/23/2022)