New Employment Opportunities

July 16th, 2019

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

JOIN OUR TEAM.

 

 

Waldo Community Action Partners is a poverty-focused non-profit with its central office space overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay. We seek motivated, resourceful, dedicated individuals to bring their knowledge, expertise, and fresh ideas to our rapidly growing organization. With more than 50 years under our belt, we offer both stability and room to grow. Whether you’re fresh out of school and craving experience or a seasoned professional looking for a place to make your mark, we have jobs from entry-level to executive that make a difference.

 

Current job openings include:
 

  • LIHEAP Client Services Intake Specialist
  • Center Facilities Coordinator
  • Director of Development
  • Lead Teacher
  • Long-Term Substitute Lead Teacher
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Classroom Aide
  • Site Supervisor
  • Dispatcher
  • Member Intake Representative
  • Driver
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    For more information, please select an item below:

    OPENINGS BENEFITS APPLY

     


    Posted in Uncategorized

    WCAP to offer school supplies for children in need again this year

    July 12th, 2019

    Waldo Community Action Partners wants to make sure your child kicks off the school year ready to learn! School supplies will be available FREE of charge to Waldo County eligible families on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

    Please call (207) 338-6809 to set up an appointment. You will need to bring your child’s MaineCare or WIC folder to the appointment for proof of income.


    Posted in Community Projects

    Changes to Belfast and Rockland DASH schedules

    June 17th, 2019

    Please note the following changes to the Rockland and Belfast Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) bus route schedules, effective Monday, July 8th, 2019:

     

    We have carefully designed these new routes and schedules using data gathered during the past year of testing the new DASH system. The new routes are based on passenger use, analysis of which stops are being used, feedback from the communities regarding the need for new stops, and fiscal feasibility studies.

     

    Please see the following new schedules for both the Rockland and Belfast DASH routes. Each route image has a link to our website with both a large version and a PDF version with route maps.

     

    Updated Rockland DASH schedule (Click here or on the schedule below to open in a new window)

     

     

    Updated Belfast DASH schedule (Click here or on the schedule below to open in a new window)

     

     

    Belfast & Rockland DASH Schedule change Brief Questions and Answers

    (Schedule change effective July 8th, 2019)
     

    What will the new days and hours of service be?
     

    Belfast DASH will operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:20 A.M. to 5:16 P.M. (Eight (8) loops per day).

     

    Rockland DASH will operate Monday through Friday from 7:45 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (Eight (8) loops per day).

     

    Will I be able to flex stops as usual?

     
    Yes, there are no changes to the flex stop availability. Call (207) 338-4769 to learn more or to schedule a flex stop.

     

    Will the prices and fares change?

     

    No, the prices and fares will be the same, including the reduced price Chickadee cards.

     

    Why is the Belfast Dash changing direction?

     

    The direction change will allow the service to stop at more places with a more efficient and safe route.

     

    Why is the Rockland DASH direction changing and becoming a loop?

     

    The new loop route in Rockland will accommodate more stop options and efficiencies. This will allow more people to use the services.

     

    What are the reasons for changing the DASH routes at this point?

     

    The new routes, effective July 8th, 2019, are based on passenger use, analysis of which stops are being used, feedback from the communities regarding the need for new stops, and fiscal feasibility analysis.

     

    How can I get more information about the DASH changes and other services?

     

    We always appreciate hearing from you:

  • We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. at (207) 338-4769
  • Please send us an email any time to info@midcoastpublictransportation.org
  • You can also find the new schedules on our website at http://midcoastpublictransportation.org/ or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/midcoastpublictransportation
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    THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.


    Posted in Transportation

    Community Action Month Recap

    May 31st, 2019

    President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964

    Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) was incorporated in the spring of 1965, as part of the U.S. Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. This Act was created for the purpose of strengthening, supplementing, and coordinating efforts in furtherance of The War on Poverty, which is the unofficial name for a piece of legislation first introduced by President Lyndon B. Johnson. In other words, the Federal government was trying to be more strategic about how it spent its funds to alleviate poverty. Since communities across the nation are so diverse in need (especially between urban and rural communities), the concept of Community Action was born, to administer Federal funds to alleviate poverty on a local, grassroots level.

    Each May, the 1000+ Community Action Agencies across the nation come together to celebrate Community Action. Even though all Community Action Agencies look different, depending on the needs of the community they serve, we all have the same overarching goals and values.

    The Promise of Community Action is that “Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.”

    This past month, Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) kicked off Community Action Month by volunteering to be a part of the city’s Keeping Belfast Maine Beautiful clean up event. It was a great opportunity to get outside, share some laughs with coworkers, and appreciate the level of pride everyone has for our fantastic mid-coast community. We even made some new friends along the way.

    On May 7th, we took part in National Teacher Appreciation Week in conjunction with Community Action Month by celebrating our Early Childhood Programs many amazing teachers, classroom aides, and staff. If you’ve ever been in one of our Early Childhood Program classrooms, or any classroom at all, you know the special kind of magic teachers bring with them. On National Teacher Appreciation Day and every day, we are filled with gratitude for the good work being done for the children in our community.

    Later in the month, WCAP joined others across the world by celebrating families on the International Day of Families and families and also joined forces with the 9 other Community Action Agencies in Maine to share information on social media about our collective impact as a network. We also shared some of our own impact information, which you can find at the end of this article.

    Throughout the years, thousands of community members, civic organizations, and businesses have opened their doors to our agency. We can’t help but look back and think how much better we are because of them and the enrichment they offer not only to those we serve but also our community as a whole. Thank you, Waldo County, for a very fulfilling 54 years and more to come!






    Posted in Uncategorized, WCAP Updates

    Delayed opening due to weather

    March 4th, 2019

    WCAP offices will delay opening March 4, 2019 due to the weather, in order to better ensure the safety of our clients and our employees. We will be opening for the day at 11:00 a.m.


    Posted in Uncategorized

    Closed due to weather

    February 13th, 2019

    WCAP offices will be closed February 13, 2019 due to the weather, in order to better ensure the safety of our clients and our employees. We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on February 14, 2019.


    Posted in Uncategorized

    RESCHEDULED: Cinderella Project of Maine prom dress giveaway at Gardiner rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 from 12pm to 4pm

    January 15th, 2019

    DATE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER: Please note that the Cinderella Project of Maine prom dress giveaway scheduled in Gardiner this weekend will be held A DAY EARLIER, Saturday, January 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. due to the expected snow storm.

    The Cinderella Project of Maine is proud to announce that it will be holding prom dress giveaways in both Belfast and Gardiner again this year—however, the two locations will offer the giveaways at different times of year.

    The Gardiner giveaway will be earlier this year and will be on Saturday, January 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Gardiner Area High School in Gardiner. There will not be a giveaway in Gardiner in April. Please note: This event date was originally scheduled for a different day but was changed due to the weather. Saturday, January 19 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. is the correct date and time.

    The Belfast giveaway will be in April, with the exact date and location to be announced closer to the giveaway date. There will not be a Belfast giveaway in January.

    Gowns are free to all Maine high school students in need of a dress for prom with one stipulation – that they promise to pay the favor forward in some way by doing something nice for someone else in their community.

    If you or someone would like to donate a dress to the Cinderella Project of Maine, it’s not too late. Dresses are accepted all the way up until the day of the last giveaway. Dress donations are accepted at any Day’s Jewelers store in the State of Maine. For additional dress drop off locations, visit www.cinderellaprojectofmaine.org/donations.

    For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at 338-6809 or visit The Cinderella Project of Maine at www.cinderellaprojectofmaine.org or on Facebook. The Cinderella Project of Maine is a project of Waldo Community Actions Partners, a private 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Belfast, Maine. Your donations are tax deductible.


    Posted in Community Happenings

    Cinderella Project of Maine to hold prom dress giveaways in January and April this year

    January 9th, 2019

    The Cinderella Project of Maine is proud to announce that it will be holding prom dress giveaways in both Belfast and Gardiner again this year—however, the two locations will offer the giveaways at different times of year.

    The Gardiner giveaway will be earlier this year and will be on Sunday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gardiner Area High School in Gardiner. There will not be a giveaway in Gardiner in April.

    The Belfast giveaway will be in April, with the exact date and location to be announced closer to the giveaway date. There will not be a Belfast giveaway in January.

    Gowns are free to all Maine high school students in need of a dress for prom with one stipulation – that they promise to pay the favor forward in some way by doing something nice for someone else in their community.

    If you or someone would like to donate a dress to the Cinderella Project of Maine, it’s not too late. Dresses are accepted all the way up until the day of the last giveaway. Dress donations are accepted at any Day’s Jewelers store in the State of Maine. For additional dress drop off locations, visit www.cinderellaprojectofmaine.org/donations.

    For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at 338-6809 or visit The Cinderella Project of Maine at www.cinderellaprojectofmaine.org or on Facebook. The Cinderella Project of Maine is a project of Waldo Community Actions Partners, a private 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Belfast, Maine. Your donations are tax deductible.


    Posted in Community Projects, Uncategorized

    Free Parenting Classes

    December 21st, 2018

    The Waldo County Child Abuse Prevention Council will offer 1-2-3 Magic, a free parenting class for parents or caretakers of children ages 2 to 12, that teaches evidence-based tools in a fun, supportive environment.

    This program keeps parents in charge and is proven to be effective. Parents and caregivers will strengthen their relationships with their children, learn how to control negative behavior while encouraging good behavior.

    In collaboration with Waldo Community Action Partners, 1-2-3 Magic will be presented in two 2-hour classes. The first class will be held Monday, Jan. 7, and the second on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

    Classes will be held at Belfast Head Start, 275 High St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A light meal will be served, and childcare is available. Everything is free.

    Broadreach is the representative of the Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Council of Maine for Knox and Waldo Counties, delivering programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services and Maine Children’s Trust.

    Registration is required. To register or obtain more information, call Helen Rogers at 930-9445 or 338-6675, or email hrogers@brmaine.org.


    Posted in Head Start

    Volunteers Needed for WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger Holiday Food Box Projects!

    November 9th, 2018

    It’s that time of year again! Waldo Community Action Partners’ Heroes 4 Hunger program has been hard at work planning and fundraising for one of Waldo County’s largest annual collaborative efforts— its Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Box Projects.

    Soon, the Troy A. Howard Middle School gymnasium in Belfast will be filled with enough food to feed nearly 1,000 households in Waldo County for Thanksgiving. WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger invites you and your family, friends, and neighbors to join them again this year in bringing a little added cheer to the community this holiday season. It takes over 250 volunteers to help pack and deliver the 36 tons of food that the project brings to the community each year.

    The date of the Thanksgiving food box assembly is November 17th, 2018 at Troy A. Howard Middle School in Belfast at 6 a.m. The Christmas food box assembly will be December 15th, 2018 at 6 a.m. at the Troy A. Howard Middle School in Belfast.

    The food for this project is supported 100% by the donations of those in the community. The project would not happen without these donations. If you would like to sponsor a family for the holidays, a gift of only $25 will buy a box of food with a turkey and enough fixings to feed a large household. In a store, the equivalent would cost a family almost $40—money that could be put toward fuel or other critical end-of-year needs. All donations are put entirely toward food to fill the boxes.

    Donations can be sent to WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger Thanksgiving Food Box Project, P.O. Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915 or dropped off to Suite 201 at the Belfast Center in Belfast on 9 Field Street. Donations may also be made online at www.waldocap.org. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Amanda Simmons at 338-6809 ext. 119 or asimmons@waldocap.org.


    Posted in Community Projects


    WCAP

    9 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
    Belfast, Maine 04915
    Phone: (207) 338-6809