A Breakfast Briefing on Poverty & Opportunity
A Review of MASSCAP’s Public Policy Priorities
When: February 2, 2017 10:30 a.m.
Location: Nurses Hall, State House, Boston, MA
RSVP: Joe Diamond, Executive Director, 617.645.2949
Community Action Agencies have worked to help our most vulnerable populations, especially people living with low incomes, for over 50 years. We serve every community in the Commonwealth and help more than 650,000 people in Massachusetts achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence.
Rooted in the communities we serve, we ensure that the basic needs of the poor and vulnerable are met. Our agencies provide both a social safety net and innovative services, including those that help mothers and children afford nutritious food, homelessness prevention, assistance that prevents seniors from going cold in the winter, centers that provide quality early child care to families, job training and education, asset development, and much more.
Community Action Agencies are also important economic engines employing thousands throughout the state.
The breakfast briefing will focus on our FY 18 budget and legislative priorities:
- Economic Opportunity
- Early Education and Care
- Fuel Assistance
- Housing and Homelessness
- EITC Expansion and Support for VITA Sites