Head Start recruiting for Fall 2021

Worcester Community Action Council’s Head Start program is actively recruiting with enrollment now available for fall 2021 for children birth to age 5. The center based preschool program for ages 3-5 is available in Southbridge and Webster, while a home based program serves expectant mothers and children from birth to age 3. Read more here.

READ MORE

April Board Meeting Scheduled

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. via Zoom teleconference. Full agenda available here. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact Ellen Ganley for teleconference information.

READ MORE

March 2021 ENews

Springing forward together. Celebrating the impact we as a collective community can make when we pool resources, time, and talent. Together we do better. Read more here.

READ MORE

WCAC among recipients of $1M in Worcester Together Reimagining Grants

The Worcester Together fund recently announced $1 million in Reimagining Grants to six local nonprofits. Worcester Community Action Council was awarded $175,000 to support the delivery of services to Southbridge and surrounding communities. A joint effort between the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the United Way of Central Massachusetts, and in close partnership with the City of Worcester, Worcester Together has provided over $10.6 million in the last year to Central Massachusetts nonprofits working to help families facing issues such as lost income, unstable housing, food insecurity, and more. The Reimagining Grants are the Fund’s final phase of grant making. Read more here.

READ MORE

March Board Meeting Scheduled

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. will hold a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. via Zoom teleconference. Full agenda available here. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact Ellen Ganley for teleconference information.

READ MORE

February 2021 ENews

A tribute to resiliency and making a community impact. We embrace our shared responsibility to work toward a better society as we fulfill our mission to help people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy. Read more here.

READ MORE

2020 Annual Report

Worcester Community Action Council looks back at 2020: Rather than lament what we were not able to do or attempt to put the year behind us without looking back, we are determined to carry with us the lessons of the year and remain vigilant in our quest to break the cycle of poverty. Check out our 2020 Annual Report here. Special thanks to PENTA Communications for creating such a stunning, dynamic piece to highlight our efforts throughout the past year.

READ MORE

February Board Meeting Scheduled

Worcester Community Action Council’s Board of Directors will hold the agency’s 55th Annual Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. via Zoom teleconference. Full agenda available here. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact Ellen Ganley for teleconference information.

READ MORE

Virtual Kickoff for VITA 2021

Today Worcester Community Action Council joined the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) along with the other 22 Community Action Agencies in the state, Congressman Richard Neal,  State Senator Jo Comerford, and State Representative Natalie Blais among others in kicking off this year’s tax season by launching the annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) as well as recognizing the importance of accessing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Read more here.

READ MORE

January 2021 ENews

Our resolve for 2021 is to continue to be a collaborator and partner with our peer organizations to offer a more seamless means to support our most vulnerable members of our community and strive to do our part in the effort to reverse the ills of the preexisting conditions of COVID. Our work will, as always, be purposeful and persistent and will maintain our vision to break the cycle of poverty one neighbor at a time. Read more here.

READ MORE
IMPORTANT NOTICEPLEASE READ

IMPORTANT NOTICE: WCAC's main office remains closed. All staff are working remotely. Fuel clients can now 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 4/6/2022)