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"

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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.

Veterans' Cookout

Veterans' Cookout
Along with delicious food, today's Veterans Cookout --from 11am-1pm in our back parking lot at 721 State Street-- features representatives from several local agencies including: Caring Health Center; FutureWorks; National Association for Black Vets (NABVETS); Soldier On; STCC; and a job fair (second floor).

Today's menu includes:
Baked Chicken
BBQ Ribs
Mac & Cheese
Potato Salad
Spanish Rice
String Beans

As always, our staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the many services provided by our veterans' program.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

We help Alzheimer’s caregivers in our Multicultural Alzheimer’s Program by providing multilingual case management services to their loved ones. We also facilitate a monthly support group for their often overwhelmed caregivers.

Our next session will take place Wednesday, July 19th form 5pm-6:30 at 721 State Street, Second Floor. The topic will be "Coping with caregiver emotions."

For more information, contact Johnetta Baymon: 413-263-6500 or johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com

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Congratulations 2017 graduates of New Beginnings Early Education and Care Center!

Congratulations 2017 graduates of New Beginnings Early Education and Care Center!
Congratulations 2017 graduates of New Beginnings Early Education and Care Center. We are so proud of you!

We teach children ranging in age from four weeks to five years old promoting early literacy via parent education programs. Last year, we embarked on a new literacy-based curriculum, professional development and coaching through collaboration with Springfield Public Schools and Reading Success by 4th Grade.

2017 Community Scholarship Award Breakfast

2017 Community Scholarship Award Breakfast
We recently celebrated the achievements of an impressive bunch of college-bound Springfield residents at our community scholarship awards breakfast event given in their honor.

The event, which took place on Friday, June 16th at La Quinta Inn & Suites in Springfield, featured an uplifting keynote presentation by John Cook, Ph.D, President of Springfield Technical Community College. We were so lucky to get Western Mass News anchor Ray Hershel to act as our master of ceremonies for our 2017 Community Scholarship Award Breakfast this morning.

Those chosen to receive our 2017 Community Scholarships are:
Deidra Catala
Sasha Gonzalez
Kiara Mickens
Taylor Mickens
Nathalie Orelien
Emanuel Parrilla
Vidhi Patel
Kimberly Quinonez
Kyle Rivera
Priscilla Rucks-Smith
Cecelia Scott

Congratulations to all!

Congratulations First Time Homebuyer Graduates

Congratulations First Time Homebuyer Graduates
Congratulations to this quarter's First Time Homebuyer graduates. We wish you all the best in your new homes.

As a HUD-certified housing counseling agency, Springfield Partners provide comprehensive housing counseling to hundreds of residents of Western Massachusetts every year. Our first time homebuyers classes are free, and certified by the Mass Housing Partnership and the Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). Classes consist of four hour sessions on two consecutive Saturdays. Participants must attend both parts.

The next First Time Homebuyer classes are tentatively scheduled for the last two Saturdays in September. Registration opens in August. Watch this space for the announcement.

Springfield Partners for Community Action

Springfield Partners for Community Action
Springfield Partners for Community Action's staff members have been successfully guiding residents of our area towards self-sufficiency, economic stability, and a better quality of life for over fifty years, and we look forward to working with you towards shaping a brighter future for the residents of the greater Springfield area.

Although we do offer some emergency assistance, our agency’s motto “Helping People; Changing Lives” reflects the fact that most of our programs operate on the “teach a man to fish” approach.

We believe that homeownership, education, and/or owning a small business should be within everyone’s reach. To this end, many of our programs focus on bringing this American Dream to underserved, economically-disadvantaged communities. The programs we provide focus on: Asset Development; Housing & Energy Conservation; Youth & Family Services; and Veterans Services.

Springfield Partners for Community Action is proud to be the first Community Action Agency in Western Massachusetts, established in 1964 shortly after the Economic Opportunity Act opened the way for a network of poverty-fighting agencies across the nation. It’s fitting that, regionally, Community Action first came to Springfield, MA as it is known as the “City of Firsts.”

The federal government allots primary funding for each Community Action Agency through Community Service Block Grants (CSBG). Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are overseen by the Department of Housing and Community Development, the agency designated to do so by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Every three years, all Massachusetts CAAs complete a needs assessment of the service area and create a strategic Community Action Plan to address those needs.

Our agency offers a lifeline to the nearly 30% of the local population who live below the federal poverty line. Springfield Partners serves approximately 7,000 people every year.

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.