In Worcester County, more than 13,000 children live below the poverty line, and in under- resourced neighborhoods that lack access to affordable housing, high quality childcare, health services, and opportunities for pathways to good jobs. Let’s do more, together, and keep poverty issues at the forefront of community conversations. Click here for details on how to support WCAC.
Fidelity Bank and Berkshire Bank have joined Bay State Savings Bank, Commerce Bank, Cornerstone Bank, DCU and UniBank in offering the official Bank On Worcester County product. Bank On Worcester County seeks solutions to increase access and decrease barriers to banking through the development of safe and affordable products and options, as well as financial education opportunities to meet the needs of individuals and families in Worcester and Southbridge. Read more here.
The Board of Directors of the Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC), the antipoverty agency serving Greater Worcester and South Worcester County, today announced the appointment of Marybeth Campbell as its new Executive Director, effective June 10, 2019. Read full story here.
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. is preparing to celebrate the ‘graduation’ of more than 100 preschool students who will move on from the agency’s Head Start program to attend Kindergarten in the Fall. Read more here.
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC) celebrated its 13th Annual Action Hero Awards on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Established to honor exemplary individuals and organizations which have supported WCAC and its mission over the past year, 2019 Action Hero honorees included: Fundacion MAPFRE/MAPFRE Insurance for its financial support of WCAC’s Head Start nutrition program, annual Coat Drive for Kids and significant volunteer commitment to the agency; Lamoureux Pagano Architects and F.W. Madigan Co., for their generous in-kind support throughout the construction of WCAC’s new Webster Head Start Center; and the agency’s Bank On Worcester County partners – Bay State Savings Bank, Berkshire Bank, Cornerstone Bank, DCU, Fidelity Bank and UniBank, for their leadership in addressing the needs of unbanked and underbanked households in Southbridge and Worcester. Read the full story here.