What's New with NEMCSA?

April 2018

Next Month is Community Action Month!



 There are several reasons why May is dedicated to Community Action and the estimated 1,000 community action agencies in the United States. Find out why!

Governor Snyder recently signed Proclamation claiming May as Community Action Month. 


 We would welcome you to join us in helping people help themselves. Visit
to  make a difference together!

History of the War on Poverty

A few years back the Washington Post shared an article entitled "Everything you need to know about the war on poverty."  In this article Dylan Matthews uses actual data to clarify what happened after President Johnson's declaration of "War on poverty" and the roles that government programs played. 


Here's what you need to know.

  • What was the war on poverty?

  • What programs did it include?

  • Why did it start when it did?

  • How long did it last?

  • Did it actually reduce poverty? (hint...yes)

  • What more could we be doing now to fight poverty?

Head Start is a no-cost comprehensive school-readiness program providing education, health, nutrition, and family services to qualifying children who turn age 3 or 4 by September 1st. Like Head Start, the Great Start Readiness program (GSRP) is designed to promote the development of the total individual by helping each child to develop skills in the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive areas. Head Start and GSRP programs are actively recruiting for openings in a 21 county area.

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Babies are born ready to learn.  NEMCSA Early Head Start helps build the foundation for school readiness by supporting close, positive relationships with parents, caregivers, extended family, and community. We offer no-cost full-year services to children birth to three, pregnant women and their families; serving over 320 children in twelve northern Michigan counties: Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Bay, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, and Presque Isle. More Information

Funds are still available for Heat & Utility Assistance


Please have potential applicants call (989) 358-4713 or toll free (866) 484-7077 ext. 313 to find out if they are eligible for this program.

Upcoming Quarterly Food Distribution Schedule


Please have potential applicants call (989) 358-4713 or toll free (866) 484-7077 ext. 313 to find out if they are eligible for this program.

Heating Repair & Replacement Program

NEMCSA recently announced that Northeast Michigan residents will be eligible to participate in a new program for Heating Repair and Replacement.  Spread the news and the flyer to anyone that might benefit from the program. 

In this Month's Executive Director's Report


 Read about :

  • Congressional Funding Updates

  • Program Updates

  • Newly certified HUD Counselors

  • and much more

April Executive Director's Report 

Upcoming NEMCSA events include:


According to current team members, working at NEMCSA is great! 

"We see growth in the lives of the families we work with."
- happy NEMCSA employee

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