Community Action, Inc.
Primarily Serving Clarion and Jefferson Counties, Pennsylvania

Upcoming Community Action, Inc. Board Meeting

A Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors meeting will be held on 1/20/2022. More Information

Free Income Tax Preparation

VITA Flyer

VITA Flyer

Successful Share the Warmth Campaign

(Pictured l to r:) First Commonwealth Bank

(Pictured l to r:) First Commonwealth Bank's Punxsutawney Branch Manager, Dawn Martin, presented checks to Susan K. Fusco, Executive Director of Community Action, Inc. for $3,985 in community donations received and a matching $5,000 gift from FCBank from their recent Share the Warmth Campaign.
The Share the Warmth Campaign Drive, held during the month of November 2021 by the First Commonwealth Bank (FCBank)raised over $8,900 for Community Action, Inc. services in Jefferson County, PA. "Community Action, Inc. truly appreciates the FCBank and local donors' support in making this funding available to help with the special needs arising this winter as the weather gets colder. This funding will help with warm clothing, shelter, and living necessities for homeless individuals and victims of domestic violence; help with furnace repairs, and Christmas gifts for working families in need," noted Ms. Fusco. "It is partnerships within the community working together to alleviate or resolve local challenges which makes our whole community stronger," noted Ms. Fusco. "FCBank is proud to be a community leader and wants to help meet community-based needs within our service area," advised Ms. Martin. "What better to way, than to support an organization knowledgeable in what the needs are and how to best assist individuals and families therefore we chose Community Action, Inc. as our Campaign Fund recipient this year," added Ms. Martin. For more information on services available to low or moderate income individuals through Community Action, Inc., please visit www.jccap.org; call (814) 938-3302; or visit Facebook.com/JeffersonClarionCAP.

RSVP Recognizes Volunteers, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Community Action, Inc.'s AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) recently honored Clarion County volunteers and celebrated its 50th anniversary during its 2021 Recognition Celebration held at the Trinity Point Church of God.
State Representative and Community Action Board Member Donna Oberlander (left) presents Peggy Staab with a certificate recognizing her 2,013 volunteer hours.)

State Representative and Community Action Board Member Donna Oberlander (left) presents Peggy Staab with a certificate recognizing her 2,013 volunteer hours.)

Weatherization Contractors Needed

Flyer with information about CAI

Emergency Rent Assistance Program Available

New Virtual Adult Education Classes Available in Jefferson County

Reaching adulthood does not mean we stop learning and neither does COVID-19. Knowing there are always skills adults can brush up on, Community Action, Inc. (CAI) offers adult-oriented classes in Jefferson County. The classes help people with job skills, basic learning skills, GED prep, and even with enrolling in post-secondary education.

Farmers National Bank of Emlenton Supports Americorps Seniors

Farmers National Bank of Emlenton recently donated to the AmeriCorps Seniors Project at Community Action, Inc.

Farmers National Bank of Emlenton recently donated to the AmeriCorps Seniors Project at Community Action, Inc.
The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton recently donated to the AmeriCorps Seniors Project at Community Action, Inc. "Farmers National Bank of Emlenton encourages giving back to the community and supporting local endeavors benefitting our citizens and enhancing their quality of life," noted Samantha Swigart, Retail Banking Administrator. Cheryl Shellhammer, Community Action, Inc.'s AmeriCorps Seniors Director, explained "AmeriCorps Seniors are volunteers, age 55 or older, who remain active in our communities sharing their skills and talents to help others. They provide assistance to aging seniors, low income families, and children by delivering meals, assisting at food pantries, and preparing federal, state, local tax returns, and property tax/rent rebates. Seniors also work to reclaim local streams and trails; create lap covers, mittens, and other warm coverings; and provide friendly check-in calls through the Phone-a-Friend project." "AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer opportunities are available through more than 50 stations located in Clarion, Jefferson, and Indiana counties. Stations include Area Agencies on Aging, local food pantries, VITA tax preparation sites, hospitals, libraries, faith-based organizations, proprietary healthcare facilities, and non-profit organizations," added Ms. Shellhammer. The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is an independent, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured community commercial bank headquartered in Emlenton, PA, operating 20 full-service offices in western PA and Hancock County, WV. For more information on Farmers National Bank, a subsidiary of Emclaire Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: "EMCF"), please visit their website at www.farmersnb.com. For more information on the AmeriCorps Seniors Project at Community Action, Inc., please visit www.jccap.org or contact Cheryl Shellhammer at (814)226-4785 or [email protected]

SSVF COVID-19 Crisis Response

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CareerLink Assistance Available

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Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors

Back Row: Commissioner Wayne Brosius; Richard Fetterman (President); Lori Brown; Lee Stewart (Treasurer); Ron Wilshire (Vice President) Front Row: Granville Carter; Rebecca Mitchell; Renee Vowinckel; Robin Lutz (representing Senator Scott Hutchinson; Pam Johnson (Assistant Secretary); Deborah Shook; Zachery Zankey (representing Representative Cris Dush). Missing: Representative Donna Oberlander; Clara Belloit; Melva McGranor; Mayor Rich Beck; Commissioner Jack Matson; Amy Ortz

Back Row: Commissioner Wayne Brosius; Richard Fetterman (President); Lori Brown; Lee Stewart (Treasurer); Ron Wilshire (Vice President) Front Row: Granville Carter; Rebecca Mitchell; Renee Vowinckel; Robin Lutz (representing Senator Scott Hutchinson; Pam Johnson (Assistant Secretary); Deborah Shook; Zachery Zankey (representing Representative Cris Dush). Missing: Representative Donna Oberlander; Clara Belloit; Melva McGranor; Mayor Rich Beck; Commissioner Jack Matson; Amy Ortz