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Founded in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty, Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) is one of 1,000 community action agencies across the U.S. and 23 in Massachusetts created to address disparities throughout the nation.  Our values of advancing equitable access, elevating all voices and partnering with people are embedded in the role we play as the federally designated anti-poverty agency for Central and South-Central Massachusetts. WCAC embodies service to the community through our Mission: Helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy.   

Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty one neighbor at a time. Through safety-net services and asset building solutions, WCAC creates economic mobility opportunities for tens of thousands of people annually through programs such as energy assistance, early education and care, financial empowerment, positive youth development, and career pathways.

WCAC is committed to being a responsible and inclusive partner through strong collaboration and a shared client perspective. We are committed to advocating for policies that create equitable access to education, health, social, and economic systems. We are committed to a workplace culture with a shared passion for our mission that promotes teamwork, respect, and the opportunity to make a difference.

Watch below to learn more about the people that make up Team WCAC and the impact the agency makes on our greater community each and every day.

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, uniformed and military service involvement, and economic condition with respect to employment, volunteer participation, or the provision of service.

WCAC is proud to partner with countless community organizations across our service area to meet the varied needs of those we serve. Please utilize the Community Resource guides below for information and contact details for additional assistance.