CEO Greetings and Welcome



Hello and welcome to our website.   My name is Michael E. Young and I serve the Maryland Community Action Partnership (MCAP) as its Executive Director.   We hope that you will find our website informative and resourceful.  MCAP is a nonprofit membership association serving Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.   Our association advocates on behalf of low–income families to ensure their voices are heard at the local, state and national levels.  In addition MCAP supports the mission and activities of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and our partners throughout our service areas.   This year is a defining moment of our local, state and national history.   We are celebrating 50 years of community action and fighting poverty by helping people and changing lives.
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Benefits of Joining Us

There is strength in our numbers and, currently, we are 18 members strong.  Our membership spans beyond the state of Maryland and includes the District of Columbia and the state of Delaware.   We are urban, suburban and rural.  This state/region-wide partnership will help to keep you updated on issues, events and activities to improve your service to individuals and families living in poverty.  Membership benefits include:

  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • News and Updates on Grant Programs
  • Quality Training Workshops
  • Annual Spring Partnership Conference
  • Annual Winter Leadership and Management Conference
  • Regional Training Opportunities
  • Professional Development
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Peer–to–Peer Mentoring
  • Professional Networking
  • Advocacy
  • Legislative Events
  • State–wide Exposure and Awareness of Local Events

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Events

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News & Announcements

  • (RURAL IMPACT) Demonstration Launched!

    The Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack & Health and Human Services Acting Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield announced 2 Maryland sites to participate in the Rural IMPACT technical assistance demonstration project. Congratulations to Allegany Human Resource Development Commission, Inc. and Garrett County Community Action Committee.

  • SMTCCAC Celebrates 50 Years of Service

    A September 14, 2015, BayNet article announced the recent 50th anniversary celebration of the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee (SMTCCAC). SMTCCAC is a non-profit organization offering anti-poverty programs for roughly 20,000 residents in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. Congressman Steny Hoyer was the keynote speake

  • MCAP Appoints Intern Thomas Boakye

    MCAP appoints Thomas Boakye as it's new Intern for the Association. Mr. Boakye is originally from Ghana and has been in the US for three years. He is a second year graduate student at Howard University pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work. Mr. Boakye has an interest in social justice policy/advocacy.

  • National Energy/Utility Affordability Conference

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. 2015 National Energy & Utility Affordability Conference, June 22-24, 2015. The 2-1/2 day conference of workshops and general sessions will help you to become more effective in your work and strengthen the energy safety net. It will include workshops focusing on innovative approaches to serving low-income energy consumers.

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