Where did this past year go? It was an extremely busy 12 months—time passed quickly and our important work continued at breakneck speed. WCAC’s 2012 theme—Outreach and Advocacy —drove our efforts to “build bridges” with new business and community partners to support funding, increase awareness, and enhance our education, employment, energy, and asset development (EEEA) programs. To that end, our staff, board, and volunteer teams worked throughout our 44-community service region. With the economy still in a recovery mode and the number of people living in poverty reaching record levels since 1993, the
demand for the agency’s work continues.
This year our Action Hero event celebrated partners who helped advocate for, support, and sponsor WCAC’s work. Did you hear or read about, get involved with, and support WCAC in some way? We hope so, and if not, please connect with us! Volunteer, donate, and learn how WCAC is helping people move to economic self-sufficiency. We continue to be committed to excellence—raising the bar on operations, staff development, providing quality services for our clients and customers, being vocal advocates for those in need year round, and being good stewards of our limited resources. This year, several Head Start sites are being relocated to new sites through stronger partnerships with local school districts. The results promise to be amazing. Our staff continue to be incredibly dedicated and caring; our board is a group of talented leaders. I thank them all for their tremendous efforts.
To all of you who have stepped up to support this good work, thank you. To those of you who will, thank you!
With warm regards,
Jill C. Dagilis