Michigan Community Action is a member service network dedicated to reducing poverty in Michigan by supporting Community Action Agencies in their quest to change the lives of low-income Michiganders. We invite you to learn more about Community Action, the causes we’re fighting for, and the progress we're making. 

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MCA’s “One Voice” Brochure for Agency Staff and Boards

One Voice Booklet-Click for PDFMCA has published “One Voice” to explain the role the association plays with in the Community Action network here in Michigan and on a national level. The brochure will be available in a printed version at a later date, but for now, please share this digital version with agency board and staff to increase understanding of MCA’s mission and purpose. Click image for PDF.



Auctions to Be Held at Summer Conference

Show your support for Community Action in Michigan by donating items for our live and silent auctions! Proceeds benefit Friends of Michigan Community Action, our state political action committee. Suggested items include gift baskets, electronics, arts and crafts, sports and recreation equipment, gift cards—anything you think would be of use, value, and interest to our conference attendees. The auctions are always fun with a lot of good natured competition for the many bargains to be had.

Items for the silent auction will be displayed in the conference registration area and bidding will close at 3:15 on Wednesday, July 24. Winners will be announced at Wednesday’s dinner. The live auction will also be held Wednesday evening after the graduation of this year’s Leadership Development Institute cohort.

Please complete the auction item donation form here. You may bring your items to Boyne Mountain and turn them in at the registration desk or ship them to MCA and we’ll get them up there.

Thanks for your support of Community Action…see you up North!


Preparations for Flooding

Michigan has had record levels of rain this spring. With more rain on the way, here are some tips to prepare your home and your family.Read More


Summer Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions Available

The 2019 Annual Community Action Conference offers tremendous learning opportunities for Community Action Agencies staff and board members!  Please see the planned schedule and session descriptions.  **The schedule is a draft as of 7/19/2019 and there is a possibility some classes may change.   

Michigan Community Action Opposes Directive No. 14 to Change the Way Official Poverty Measure is Calculated

The calculation of the Official Poverty Measure (OPM) sets guidelines for people to qualify for help with life-saving programs like food assistance, housing, health care and transportation services.  The Trump Administration has proposed a change to the calculation of the OPM that would exclude more Michigan families from benefits they need to live modestly and safely in our communities.  Please see our statement on Directive No. 14.

Boyne Mountain Conference Registration is Now Open!

Summer Conference 2019:  Putting the Promise into Action      

 Michigan Community Action (MCA) and the Bureau of Community Action & Economic Opportunity (BCAEO) will hold our joint annual Summer Conference from July 23-25 (Tuesday-Thursday), 2019, at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, MI. 

For more news click here to go to our Announcements page

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Current Job Opportunities in Community Action

Capital Area Community Services is seeking a Communications Coordinator

This position is currently open and available immediately.  The Communications Coordinator is responsible for internal and public communications, outreach, marketing, and education. Working closely with the leadership team, the person in this position develops, prepares, and implements a comprehensive 360 degree agency community relations program based on our mission and strategic plan. The Coordinator is responsible for maintaining a strong business reputation with CACS employees and with the general public.  To see full job description and apply online go to https://cacsinc.applicantpro.com/jobs/ .

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MCA is a proud member of America’s Poverty Fighting Network, the Community Action Partnership