Paying It Forward

A single mom of three transplanted to Worcester after a divorce, Winnie’s first interaction with Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) came through computer classes designed to improve skills and enhance employment opportunities… that led to other programs and services – and eventually a 13 year stint as a member of WCAC’s Board of Directors. “Everything fell into place,” she says. “WCAC was the backbone to all of the other opportunities which came my way.” Now a homeowner and proud mom of two grown sons and a daughter, she’s recently returned to WCAC, where she is working with clients facing utility shutoffs.

“Everybody needs somebody, WCAC was my somebody,” says Winnie.