Greetings From The CEO

 

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.

Many residents of our service areas enjoy some of the nation’s highest incomes, best public schools and most well-resourced communities.  However many of our residents living in rural, urban and suburban communities are suffering from poverty and are having a difficult time just making ends meet on a daily basis.  To keep up with the steadily rising cost of living pace, some residents have two or three jobs to help meet the multiple needs of their families. 

Our Community Action Agencies and partners are here to assist our residents through services and experiences tailored to their individual circumstances.  Some of these services include: 

  • Head Start and Early Head Start;
  • Childcare - Adultcare
  • Services for Seniors and Disable;
  •  Home Weatherization;
  •  Utility Assistance;
  •  Emergency Shelter;
  •  Emergency Food;
  •  Housing and Rental Assistance;
  •  Case Management, Counseling, Therapy;
  •  GED and Pre-GED;
  • Income Tax Prep Assistance;
  •  Transportation;
  • Job Training and Placement;
  • Internships and scholarships, Mentoring

In a service area that boasts some of the nation's most favorable economic conditions, those in poverty often suffer disproportionately. Community Action exists to give voice to residents who may be silenced in the midst of their state's prosperity.  So, why not join the Maryland Community Action Partnership.  WE NEED YOU!  We are always looking for donations, volunteers, and in-kind contributions to help us meet the many needs of our local communities. 

For more information about our Association, partnerships or services, please contact our office at (443) 482-5168 or send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  We’ll be glad to hear from you!

Thanks again for visiting our website.

Sincerely,

Michael E. Young, MSW, Executive Director

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.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 
July 2014
n4a (National Association of Area Agencies on Aging) 
Annual Conference & TradeshowJuly 12 – 16, 2014
Hyatt Regency DallasDallas, TX
www.n4a.org 

National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Conference on Ending Homelessness
July 29 - 31, 2014 
Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
Washington, DC 20001
www.endhomelessness.org 
August 2014

Association Nationally of Certified ROMA Trainers
Region 3 ROMA In-,Service Training
Temple University - Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Monday, August 04, 2014 (8:30 am to 4:30 am)
To register: click here.
www.roma-nptp.org
Community Action Partnership
2014 Annual Convention/50th Anniversary of Community Action

August 19-23, 2014
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC
www.communityactionpartnership.com 

Benefits of Joining Us

 There is strength in our numbers and, currently, we are 17 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
  • Publications and Reports
  • Tracking and Reporting of Key Legislation

Joining the Maryland Community Action Partnership is worth it.  Please call 443-482-5158 for more information.