Talent Showcase & Job Fair planned for August 17

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.

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Special Board Meeting Scheduled

WCAC will hold a special meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday, August 14, 2023 at 5 p.m. via Zoom teleconference. Full agenda available here. Meetings are open to the public. Please contact Ellen Ganley for teleconference information.

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City ARPA funds to support UBI Pilot

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.

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July Enews: Spotlight on Summer YouthWorks

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.

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Resilient Together

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.

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WCAC welcomes new Board members

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.

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Celebrating our 2023 Resiliency Award Honorees

WCAC hosted its 2nd Annual Resiliency Awards – honoring twenty-two individuals and organizations who have supported the agency’s anti-poverty efforts. We welcomed Sha-Asia Medina, director of The Village Worcester for an uplifting keynote address followed by the presentation of our Sargent Shriver Trailblazer Award, Champion for Kids  Iggy Strong-Providing Youth Opportunities Awards, Energy Equity Champions as well as several Action Hero Awards. Photos from the celebration can be viewed HERE.

 

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