Kicking off YouthWorks Summer 2022

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. hosted a Kickoff for the 2022 YouthWorks Summer Jobs program at the JMAC Theatre in downtown Worcester. WCAC’s Job & Education Center (JEC) oversees the program which will place more than 400 youth into jobs with nearly 70 employment partners across the City for a six-week, subsidized work experience starting July 5th. Read more here.

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WCAC stands in solidarity with Nativity School of Worcester

Worcester Community Action Council and our Board of Directors stand in solidarity with the students, leadership, staff, and Board of Trustees of the Nativity School of Worcester in their decision to express support for making our communities more just and inclusive by flying the flags representing Pride and Black Lives Matter. Read full statement here.

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June Enewsletter

If you’re looking to make a positive impact on your community, working side by side with some of the most dedicated and compassionate coworkers, WCAC is the place for you. Join out team. Read more here.

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Community Conversations: Navigating the Cliff Effect & Breaking Barriers in the Bureaucracy

WCAC will host the second of four planned Community Conversations on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 9:15-10:30 a.m. The (online) forum entitled Navigating the Cliff Effect & Breaking Barriers In the Bureaucracy will feature local leaders and expert providers who are working to break the many structural and policy-driven barriers that contribute to the cliff effect, and who also have practiced proven strategies that help people achieve greater economic mobility. Free to attend. Live translation in both Spanish and Arabic will be available. Register HERE.

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April ENews: Kids Can’t Wait… Celebrating EEC

We’re proud to spotlight our early education & care programs in this month’s newsletter and invite you to join us in recognizing the invaluable role our early educators play and in championing the changes needed to better support and sustain the field. Read more here.

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March Enews: Focused on Education, Employment & Positive Youth Development

As we enter our 57th year of service, we will continue to put a human face on poverty, advocate alongside our partners and clients to amplify their voice and provide opportunities for all. This month’s newsletter spotlights our Job & Education Center and our programs focused on providing positive educational and employment opportunities for young people. Read more here.

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WCAC launches Community Conversations Series

WCAC will host the first of four planned Community Conversations on Friday, March 18th from 10-11:15 a.m. The forum entitled Early Education and Care: An Economic Imperative for Success will feature a dynamic virtual discussion about the the current state of early education and care and crucial pathways to increase support for childhood development, professional development and necessary shifts in policy required to sustain and bolster the early education and care sector. Read more here.

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Gonzalez welcomed to WCAC Board

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. has appointed Maricelis Gonzalez to its Board of Directors. Gonzalez is the Executive Director of Operations for El Buen Samaritano Food Program, Inc. Read more here.

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Shriver keynote celebrates legacy of community action

Worcester Community Action Council welcomed Mark K. Shriver for a (virtual) keynote address at the agency’s newly named Reiliency Awards on Friday, February 14, 2022 at a celebration which include a small in-person gathering at the JMAC Theatre in Worcester. Read more here.

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WCAC is on the move

WCAC will be relocating soon but not just yet! Please continue to visit our main office on the 2nd floor of the Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, Worcester. Lobby hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays. 

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