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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MCAP Leader Completes Doctorial Program

Santo A. Grande, Ed.D is the president and chief executive officer of Delmarva Community Services (DCS), Inc.  DCS is a multi-purpose regional human/community services organization located in Cambridge, Maryland.   In the past forty years, he has led DCS to serve the elderly, people with developmental disabilities, people in poverty, and the general public at large. unity Services, Inc. began operating the county wide senior program including senior centers and senior transportation under the umbrella of the local area agency on aging.  The agency has been recognized as the “Best Largest Employer of the Year” by the Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce, “Best Para Transit Provider” in Maryland by The Transporation Association of Maryland (TAM) and as a “STAR” Transit Orgnaization by the Beverly Foundation for services to older persons.  In addition, Delmarva Community Services/Delmarva Community Transit received the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) “Best Rural Transit Provider” in the entire nation for 2006-2007.

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News & Announcements

  • MCAP Appoints Intern Thomas Boakey

    MCAP appoints Thomas Boakey as it's new Intern for the Association. Mr. Boakey 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. Boakey 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.

  • MHSA 2015 Spring Training Conference

    MHSA is hosting its 2015 Training Conference on May 4-6, 2015 in Towson, MD. Registration details are now available.

  • MCAP Hires Sandra Gammons - Conference Planner

    Sandra Gammons was recently hired to plan and coordinate the upcoming 2015 Human Services Conference. Sandra is no stranger to Community Action. She worked for UCAP and Southern Maryland in her past. Sandra will be accepting volunteers to serve on the Conference Committee. She can be reached at

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