Springfield Partners for Community Action is the federally designated Community Action Agency (CAA) for the greater Springfield area, serving about 10,000 low-income people annually.
Our 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.
Established in 1964 under the Economic Opportunity Act, Springfield Partners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, SOMWBA-certified enterprise. The agency has 48 years of experience providing services and advocacy to alleviate the conditions of poverty for area residents.
We do this through education and outreach, and by offering programs to help people build assets, obtain affordable childcare, get free home weatherization and tax filing services, and much more.
To see a list of our programs, please click here.
March 2014: Job Readiness Workshops
3/4 @ 2pm "How to get your resume to the top of the pile." Discover ways on how to market your resume using some of our tips that can lead to a potential interview.
3/6 @ 11am "Master your interview!" Learn about the do's and don'ts when preparing for your big interview.
3/11 @ 2pm "Bridge to Self-Sufficiency." We can help you find ways to fight those barriers that can lead you to a better path in being self-sufficient.Learn about resources in the surrounding community that can help you get there.
3/13 @ 2pm "Breaking the paycheck to paycheck cycle" hosted by Gregg Desmarais at TD Bank.This workshop will help you learn ways to get out of debt and how to track your spending.
3/18 @ 2pm "What to cover in your cover letter." This workshop will teach your the methods on how to make the perfect cover letter which may lead to a potential interview.
3/20 @ 11am "Personalize your career path with our IDEAS Assessment." Are you unsure of your career path or what you want to do 5 years from now? Take our assessment and it may give the answer.
3/25 @ 2pm "Effective ways to use the internet for job searching." Learn some new methods in effective job searching and the hidden job market.
3/27 @ 2pm "Fallon Total Care, Learn about different health plans and benefits" hosted by Vanessa Martinez. If you are looking to change health insurance, learn about Fallon's excellent healthcare plans.
November 2013: We are now providing Support Services for Veteran Families
Our new program works with veterans and their families to keep them housed and to help with other issues. Call the main desk at 413-263-6500 for more info.
New Beginnings could use some donations to support its mission of providing quality childcare. Click here to see how you can help. Thank you for your support!
SNAP Application Assistance
If you're looking to apply for food stamps (SNAP), we can help. A SNAP coordinator from the Food Bank of Western Mass. will be at Springfield Partners to help with applications twice a month. Click here for dates & times.
|Are you looking for a great job opportunity?|
Springfield Partners for Community Action is recruiting Early Education students and graduates for teacher positions at our non-profit New Beginnings Childcare Center.
It's an exciting time to join the team at New Beginnings. We're pursuing NAEYC accreditation and higher QRIS ratings. And, to give our kids and their parents the best possible pre-K care and experience, we collaborate with early intervention, family services, health specialists and other community professionals.
We invest in our teachers. We offer low-cost health and dental insurance; vacation, sick and personal time; short-term disability; and accident and life insurance. Teachers also enjoy continuing education and professional development.
Click on the "Employment" tab for information on how to apply.
SNAP CutsImportant Information For Organizations Helping SNAP Households: BENEFITS for ALL SNAP HOUSEHOLDS will be CUT starting NOVEMBER 2013
Why are SNAP (food stamp) benefits going down?
In November, monthly SNAP benefits will decrease across the nation.
The federal law that boosted SNAP benefits during the Recession ends November 1st. This 2009 law was called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or ARRA. Congress has not voted in more funding to keep the ARRA level of SNAP benefits.
Massachusetts is not able to change this law.
For information on additional food sources, SNAP recipients can also contact Project Bread via their FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 or www.projectbread.org