One of our favorite days of the year – Read for the Record! We were thrilled to welcome so many guest readers to our Head Start classrooms today to share a story! Special thanks to Senator Mike Moore, Representative Joe McKenna, Representative Peter Durant, Mary O’Coin from United Way of South Central MA, representatives of the Southbridge Retired Teachers Association and two of WCAC’s Board Members, Kristen Lemire and Peter Martin. Special thanks to Southbridge CreditUnion for their sponsorship of this fun, early literacy event – ensuring each child will get a book to take home! See more photos here. #HeadStartWorks #BeCommunityAction
Webster Five recently made a donation of $25,000 to bolster Worcester Community Action Council’s (WCAC) Emergency Fuel Fund. With retail prices for energy at or near multi-year highs across the United States, WCAC is bracing for an extremely challenging winter heating season, having already seen an increase of more than 200% in new applications to its federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Read more here.
The Worcester Food Security Task Force and Worcester Community Action Council will host a debrief on the recent White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 9-10 a.m. at WCAC’s (soon-to-be) new office location at 18 Chestnut Street, Worcester. Read more here.
As has been widely reported throughout mainstream media, we are collectively bracing for an extremely challenging home heating winter season with retail prices for energy at or near multi-year highs across the United States. WCAC’s Home Heating Assistance program stands at the ready to help as many eligible households as possible secure the help they need. Read more here.
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.
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.