November Enewsletter

As the temperatures begin to drop, programs really heat up at WCAC. From our annual Coat Drive for Kids, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (fuel assistance), and a special holiday happening at the Hanover Theatre, read all about it here.


Fall 2015 Enewsletter

As summertime dwindles down, WCAC is gearing up for a busy fall and winter season… help out with our annual Coat Drive for Kids, join us for a special performance at The Hanover Theatre and more. Read all about it here.


More than a Paycheck

As the summer of 2015 draws to a close, so too does the YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program, which provided more than 300 youth a meaningful paid employment experience in a variety of settings throughout the city. Funded by the commonwealth Corporation, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the City of Worcester as well as Community Service Block Grant funds, YouthWorks provided 349 youth jobs for the summer of 2015. Click here to read more.


Congratulations Class of 2015

Congratulations to the 23 young people who received their HiSET certificates and 21 who completed the Work Readiness Program this past year, celebrating at WCAC’s Job & Education Center graduation! We are so proud of each and every one of you! Remember – You’ve got brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself whatever way you choose!


Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

Thank you for the generosity of so many who made our 50th Anniversary Celebration possible! In particular WCAC and WBDC would like to acknowledge our presenting sponsors Bowditch & Dewey and National Grid, as well as our signature sponsor Eversource Energy.


50 Years of Leading the Way

WCAC celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Head Start Program by President Lyndon B. Johnson on May 18, 1965 with a special rose ceremony for its teachers and staff, commemorating the launch of the program from the White House Rose Garden. Pictured here (L-R), WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis, Head Start C0-Director Kathleen Dow, WCAC Director of Human Resources & Operations Kerry Brennan, and Head Start Co-Director Evelyn Velez.


Future Focused: April ENewsletter


WCAC launched a new electronic newsletter to educate the community about the many programs the agency manages, to encourage public advocacy for the issues which impact limited-income individuals and families, and to motivate the support of our neighbors. Features in the inaugural edition include Head Start Works, LIHEAP records set, A Push for Priorities, and a preview of the Summer YouthWorks program. View the Enewsletter here.


Head Start Heroes

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. held a celebration April 13th at St. Joseph’s Parish Center in Auburn, to acknowledge and thank several key individuals and organizations who assisted the agency with relocating 81 children from a Head Start site in Oxford following an emergency evacuation and subsequent closure due to a severely leaking roof in February. Dubbed Head Start Heroes, WCAC presented certificates of appreciation and potted plants – featuring handprints of Head Start students – to individuals who played a critical role in the eventual relocation of the displaced students to three alternative sites – the Guild of St. Agnes Daycare in Webster, St. Joseph’s Parish Center in Auburn, and expanded classrooms at WCAC’s existing site at Cole Avenue in Southbridge. Read More


Legislative Breakfast 2015

Worcester Community Action Council hosted its annual Legislative Breakfast and was pleased to have the strong support of so many of our colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives. 

Pictured left to right: WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis; WCAC Vice Chair Noreen Johnson-Smith; WCAC Chair Steve Joseph; Rita Turo for Senator Harriette Chandler; Senator Michael Moore; Representative Joe McKenna; Nathan Dearent for Representative Paul Frost;  Amanda Copeland for Representative Kevin Kuros; and Representative Jim O’Day.

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)