On August 17th, WCAC unexpectedly lost a dear friend, long time Board Member, and passionate Head Start advocate Steven M. Desmarais. To honor Steve’s tremendous service to WCAC, we are dedicating this month’s newsletter to him and his tireless work to support early education and care programs. Read more here.
Be sure to join us next week for our Talent Showcase & Job Fair, Thursday, August 17th from 10 a.m. -12 noon at Polar Park! Come meet all these employers looking to hire: Spectrum (Charter Communications), Grafton Job Corps Outreach & Admissions, MassHire Central Region Workforce Board, Open Sky Community Services, Worcester Child Development Head Start, Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, Technology Learning Center, Center for Living & Working, Inc, Trinity Hospice, LLC, Worcester Community Action Council, SANREL LLC, Training Resources of America, Inc., YWCA Central Massachusetts, The Overlook, Life-Skills Inc., DCU, Guardian Angel Senior Services, Silver Fox, CoWorx Staffing Services, Savvy Staffing Solutions, LLC, UMass Memorial Health, ASM Global/DCU Center, Riverside Community Care, Century Homecare, Massachusetts Department of Correction, Amego Incorporated, Table Talk Pies, Seven Hills Foundation, and H&R Block. Free and open to all! Pre-registration encouraged to be eligible for raffle prize.
WCAC has announced the launch of a new Universal Basic Income Project – the first of its kinds in Central Massachusetts. WCAC was awarded $250,000 from the City of Worcester American Rescue Plan Act funds to pilot this initiative to provide a guaranteed monthly income supplement with 52 low-income participating households over a two-year period, testing the strength and sustainability of self-determined, dignified choices tied to goal setting for households seeking to confront income volatility and gain greater economic independence. Read more here.
WCAC’s Job & Education Center (JEC) staff actively engage with community partners to provide, facilitate, and support workforce development training programs throughout the year, but things really kick into high gear when the summer arrives! In this month’s Enewsletter, meet our Summer Case Managers! Read more here.
Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll and MA Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development Secretary Lauren Jones were joined by Worcester City Manager Eric Batista and nearly 300 youth for a celebration kicking off WCAC’s Summer 2023 YouthWorks program. Read more.
Celebrating resiliency together! Did you know WCAC has programming intended to educate, empower, and connect people to financial opportunities and support them to reach their self-identified goals? Learn more about our Resiliency Center and financial empowerment programs in this month’s Enewsletter. Read more here.
At its June meeting, Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC) welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors. As directed by the agency’s bylaws, WCAC’s Board of Directors is a tripartite board comprised equally of representatives of the public sector, private sector and community. Read more here.