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Donated stuffed animals spread joy across York County

Student volunteers from the University of New England, along with United Way of York County, invited YCCAC and fifteen other community organizations to receive stuffed animals that were collected through UNE’s 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Toss. Approximately 3,000 stuffed… Read More

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Letter to the Editor: Investing in Head Start will pay off handsomely in York County

Published November 30, 2018, Portland Press Herald I was pleased to read the Nov. 14 article “More Head Start support coming to southern Maine,” regarding the announcement by Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King that York County Community… Read More

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e-WIC is coming to York County!

The YCCAC WIC program currently uses a paper voucher as currency for clients to purchase nutritious fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, cereal and other products. But change, in the form of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards, is on the… Read More

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People on the move at WIC

The WIC program is pleased to announce the job change of Angela Kelewae and the hiring of Aisling Perry. Angela Kelewae, who since 2010 has served as a breastfeeding peer counselor with the YCCAC WIC program, has accepted… Read More

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Stuff the Bus with school supplies for local children

Though children are still out of school for the summer, Stuff the Bus is busy preparing for the upcoming school year by collecting school supplies! Every donation collected makes a significant difference in the life of a York… Read More

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GATHER Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

The Growing Access to Healthy Eating Resources (GATHER) Project, a program of York County Community Action Corporation, has tailored Wholesome Wave’s Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program™ in an effort to meet the needs of area adults with chronic, diet-associated… Read More

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The gift of reading

YCCAC’s WIC program received a donation of over 1,000 children’s books from Reader to Reader, a public charity dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to under-resourced school libraries and public libraries across the United States. The books,… Read More

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YCCAC’s Children’s Services gets top rating, recognized by Office of Head Start

For three days in April, representatives of the federal Administration for Children & Families conducted an extensive in-depth review of all aspects of York County Community Action Corporation’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The reviewers examined… Read More

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York County Head Start ranks among top in US

York County’s Head Start program recently underwent an on-site federal review of its 12 pre-k classrooms, and received scores placing it in the top 10% in the U.S. in two areas, and above the national average in a… Read More

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