Welcome to Springfield Partners for Community Action

"Springfield Partners for Community Action's mission is to partner with people and the community as a whole,
in a way that leads to economic stability, so that we all enjoy a better quality of life"

How You Can Help

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Our 2017 Programs (Click picture to enlarge)

Community Needs Assessment Survey

Help us to help others. Our Community Needs Assessment Survey is your opportunity to call awareness to the most pressing needs of our community. Please take a minute to complete the survey. Click the link in the red box to begin.



SAVE THE DATE

Third Annual “Wellness to Work” Veterans Health and Career Fair

Third Annual “Wellness to Work” Veterans Health and Career Fair
Thank you to everyone who participated in making our Third Annual Wellness to Work event a great success as detailed in this article--see link. (Thanks for helping us spread the word, Elizabeth Roman.)

We talked to many of you today and would encourage you to follow through with appointments or join us for our weekly luncheons to find out more about our free programs and services. We can help you; call us: 413-263-6500. x6501



National Volunteer Week--April 23rd through April 29th

National Volunteer Week--April 23rd through April 29th
In celebration of National Volunteer Week--April 23rd through April 29th--we thank all of our volunteers over the years many of whom we honored at a luncheon on Sunday, April 23rd.

It is by relying heavily on our volunteers, that we have successfully managed the largest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Western Massachusetts. Although tax season has ended, we do continue to accept some volunteers for other programs (and it is not too early to sign up to be one of our tax preparers for next year).

For information on volunteering, click the flier to enlarge or click on the link below to fill out an application to volunteer.


Director of New Beginnings Selected for 40 Under Forty Honor

Director of New Beginnings Selected for 40 Under Forty Honor
Congratulations to our own Tabitha Desplaines, Springfield Partners for Community Action's Director of New Beginnings Early Education and Care Center for being selected by Business West for a 40 Under Forty award for her outstanding work. We are so proud.

Springfield Partners Accepting Applications for Our 2017 Community Scholarship

We are currently accepting applicants for our 2017 Community Scholarship available for Springfield residents. Application can be found at the link below or can be picked up at our front desk at 721 State Street, Second Fl.

Ten scholarships for $1000 each are available. Completed applications are due by noon on May 5th.

“The scholarship program is designed to help high school seniors and adult learners meet their educational goals. Our scholarship program is a unique in the fact that one of the criteria of the scholarship is a commitment to the community through volunteering. We don’t simply look at student’s GPAs but we look at their goals and what they have done to help others. We do this because we believe in our mission to partner with people and the community.” – Paul Bailey, Executive Director - Springfield Partners.

All recipients MUST be able to attend our scholarship award breakfast on Friday, June 16th.

Springfield Partners Accepting Applications for Our 2017 Community Scholarship

Alzheimer Panel Discussion

Alzheimer Panel Discussion
Thank you to everyone who attended this event last night from our stellar panel of presenters to an audience full of people ready with great questions. Watch this space for more follow up information in the next week.

Are you or a loved one living with some form of dementia?

Are you an overwhelmed caregiver in need of answers?

We can help you.

Call 413-263-6500 X6539 for information about our Multicultural Alzheimer's Program or for more details about this upcoming event.



Springfield Partners for Community Action

Springfield Partners for Community Action
Springfield Partners for Community Action is the federally designated Community Action Agency (CAA) for the greater Springfield area, serving low-income individuals and families. Established in 1964 under the Economic Opportunity Act, Springfield Partners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, SOMWBA-certified enterprise. The agency has over 50 years of experience providing services and advocacy to alleviate the conditions of poverty for area residents.

Springfield Partners is a lifeline for the low-income residents of Springfield and Hampton County we help every year. Nearly 29% of the people living in Springfield live below the poverty line. We help these families break the cycle of poverty.

We assist up to 7,000 individuals in our community every year with our programs, and we strive to provide even more.


Executive Director, Paul Bailey

Executive Director, Paul Bailey
"...we have to box clever in the margins, and make the most of what we have."

Sadly, Springfield is in a deep pocket of poverty— through a low-income base and high unemployment, which keeps communities in a long-term economically vulnerable position. This cycle of poverty impacts the ability of a person to function in society, and has a domino effect on issues such as homelessness and malnutrition.





Please Help, Together We Can Change Lives!

Please Help, Together We Can Change Lives!
Please support Springfield Partners for Community Action's programs by making a donation today.

With your help, we can continue providing these crucial services to the community, and respond to people's needs proactively.

Your donation is an investment in your community. Investing in the self-sufficiency of your neighbors offers a big return: more educated citizens, more homeowners, more stable neighborhoods, and more personal income being spent at local businesses.

Springfield Partners is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.