The History of Community Action Council of Portage County, Inc.
The Community Action Council of Portage County (CAC) is a private non-profit organization incorporated in 1965. CAC was created under the“War onPoverty” and is thedesignated anti-poverty agency for Portage County. In 2014 we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty.
We operate30 programs that are designed to provide a wide range of assistance to Portage County residents and 3 programstargeted to residents of Trumbull County.
All agency programs havespecific eligibility requirements but all aredesigned to assisteconomically disadvantaged families and individuals.
“To educate, empower, assist, and advocate for our community members to achieve their maximum potential andself-sufficiency.”
The Community Action Council operates through the receipt of grants and donations.90% of all funding received by the agency is from federal, state, and local grants.Donations are tax deductible. Our tax id# is 34-0967324.
The Community Action Council of Portage County ‘s programs and services depend on the development of partnerships and collaborations with other organizations, government, and other groups.We currently have over 50 community partners and would welcome any and all new partners.
All CAC programs have an application process; to apply for services, please contact us.
CAC programs have eligibility requirements based on income and need.
Weatherization, Home Repair, and Electric Efficiency programs are available to eligible residents of Portage and Trumbull Counties.
Emergency utility assistance services are available to residents of Portage County only.
Most CAC Services are FREE toeligible families/individuals.
CAC operates the CommunityTechnology Learning Center.CTLC is a registered proprietary school in the state of Ohio.CTLC is a fee basedprogram, but student financial aid is often available. We also provide a wide range of globally recognized on-line tests for many education activities, occupations, and continuing education.
Board of Directors
The Community Action Council of Portage County is governed by an 18-member volunteer Board of Directors. 1/3rd of all members represent elected officials, 1/3rd represent low-income areas or groups, and 1/3rd represent the private sector and other organizations.The Board meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and all meetings are public.
Michael A. DeLuke, Board Chair Dr. Marlene Dorsey, Vice Chair Mary Daily, Treasurer Nancy Grim, Secretary Lynn Allen Sean Dockery Henderson Ellis David Gray Bonnie Howe Gregg Isler Suzanne Livengood Dr. Geraldine Hayes-Nelson Melissa Long William Schnell Laure Gauntner Robert Wright
CAC's Management & Program Directors
David B. Shea, Executive Director
Katherine McIntyre, Fiscal Officer Gloria Haven, Director of Housing & Energy Services Tina Strausser, HEAP Coordinator Valandia Bryant, Youth Operations Manager Regina Holliday, CTLC Operations Manager Amy Adams, 21st CCLC Coordinator
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