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.

We will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Free Cookout; Join us now (Friday, May 26th from 3-6.)

Free Cookout; Join us now (Friday, May 26th from 3-6.)
Only four burgers left! Guess we are going to call it a night a bit early. Thanks to everyone who made our Second Annual Community Action Awareness Day Cookout such a success despite the rain!

Springfield Partners for Community Action can help you. Here's YOUR opportunity to tell us how at our free Second Annual Community Action Awareness Day Cookout, a community-wide event designed to bring awareness to the agency’s programs and services in conjunction with National Community Action Month this May.

This free outdoor event will be held on Friday, May 26, 2016, from 3pm-6pm at 721 State Street in Springfield and will feature a family-friendly cookout. There will be music, raffles, and fun, hands-on activities for children.

Springfield Partners’ staff will be on hand to answer any questions people may have about the many programs which they offer. The agency is committed to providing local families with quality services so Springfield Partners will be seeking feedback on how to best meet the needs of the residents of Western Massachusetts during this event.

Community Scholarship Award Breakfast

Community Scholarship Award Breakfast
Come join us at our annual Community Scholarship Award Breakfast as we present eleven $1,000 scholarships to students from Springfield enrolled in college or a certified vocational training program.

Fri, June 16, 2017
from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
at La Quinta Inn & Suites Springfield
located at 100 Congress Street in Springfield.

All recipients MUST be able to attend our scholarship award breakfast.

Close of Tax Season

Close of Tax Season
Springfield Partners' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program closed for 2017 as of April 18th. Volunteers and staff are no longer available to assist you until next tax season.

In the meantime, please contact the following with any inquiries about your return:

Federal: IRS 800-829-1040
Mass Department of Revenue: 800-392-6089

Thank you to all those who donated their time to prepare income tax returns at no cost as part of our VITA program and all the local taxpayers who used this free service.

This message does not apply to taxpayers with a letter from the IRS who will be serviced by the staff of our Low-Income Tax Clinic (LITC).

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) Program Full

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) Program Full
Update: We are not accepting new applicants for Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) as this very popular program is filled to capacity at this time. We will make an announcement as soon as slots for new participants become available. Watch this space for updates. Thanks for your interest.

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are matched savings accounts that encourage and promote saving as a lifelong habit. Each participant saves for a specific goal: buying a house, establishing a small business, or pursuing an education. The match amount comes from local financial institutions and grant monies from the federal government. This is usually a three-year program because participants need time to save towards these goals.

IDAs are one way to put people in affordable housing and to help with one of the top identified needs from our surveys and from the city’s consolidated plan.

40 Under Forty Honors

40 Under Forty Honors
Congratulations to our very own 40 under Forty awardees.

We are so proud of 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 also very pleased to see Wilfredo Lopez recognized for all his hard work for the community which includes being an active member of our board of directors.


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.