Free Tax Prep Program Launched

Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) today joined the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) and its colleagues throughout the community action network in kicking off this year’s tax season by launching the annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, celebrating 50 years of the program and the importance of accessing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Click here for more details.

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February Board Meeting Scheduled

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. will host its first meeting of its Board of Directors of the new year and 54th Annual Meeting on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the WCAC Board Room, Suite 201, 484 Main Street, Worcester. Click here for agenda. Meetings are open to the public.

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2nd Annual Poverty Forum

WCAC will host its 2nd Annual Poverty Forum on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, featuring keynote speaker Mary Ann Bates, Executive Director of the North American Office of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), home of the 2019 Nobel Prize winning researchers recognized for their research and approach to alleviating poverty. Keynote to be followed by dynamic panel discussion. Free to attend but please click here to register.

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UniBank supports WCAC Emergency Fuel Fund

As the Central Massachusetts region faces a ongering, bitter blast of winter cold, Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. was pleased to accept a $20,000 dollar donation from UniBank to support the agency’s Emergency Fuel Fund. Read more here.

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Cornerstone Bank donation to keep WCAC clients warm

Cornerstone Bank recently presented a donation of $40,000 to the Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC). This major financial contribution will go toward assisting local residents with home heating costs. The donation will support the agency’s Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund. Every year, this fund provides critical support to clients who are most vulnerable to high home heating costs and whose needs often extend beyond what they receive in federal assistance. Read more here.

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January 2020 Enews

Kick off 2020 with WCAC! From tax news, beating home heating blues and frosty brews we’ve got all that and more for you in WCAC’s January Enewsletter. Check it out here.

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Community generosity keeps kids warm

Each year WCAC undertakes a Coat Drive in order to provide new winter coats to all of the children enrolled in the agency’s Early Head Start, Head Start, and Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County programs, as well as for the children of the teen parents enrolled in the agency’s Job & Education Center. Read full story here.

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WCAC needs your help

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.

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Meet & Greet

As a component of its ongoing Strategic Plan process, Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. extends an invitation for community partners and others to attend a Meet & Greet with new Executive Director Marybeth Campbell on Friday, December 13th from 8:30-10 a.m. on the first floor of the Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, Worcester. Learn more about the agency’s programs and services while providing input into WCAC’s future role as an influential and innovative force in combating poverty. Free to attend but advanced RSVP requested.
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