Quincy, MA – The Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP) Board of Directors will induct board members and officers at its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on April 25, 2018. The meeting will be held at The Neighborhood Club of Quincy, 27 Glendale Road, Quincy, MA at 5:30 PM.

As one of Massachusetts’ 23 Community Action Agencies (CAAs), one-third of QCAP’s board is comprised of representatives of low-income residents. These representatives are elected to serve for a three year term on QCAP’s board by low-income residents of the North Quincy/Atlantic, Germantown, Quincy Point and Southwest neighborhoods of the City of Quincy and for the Town of Weymouth. Residents of these Quincy neighborhoods and the Town of Weymouth, who are at or below 175% of the poverty level, are encouraged to vote in the QCAP board election. Voting will take place in Germantown, at O’Brien Towers and the Germantown Neighborhood Center, the Southwest Community Center at 1 Copeland Street, the North Quincy Community Center, at QCAP’s Head Start Center on 22 Pray Street in Quincy and the Lakeview Manor residences in Weymouth. Eligible residents may vote by walking-in and completing a ballot at the appropriate location. Voting has already been completed in Quincy Point.

At the Awards Ceremony on April 25th QCAP will be honoring its Extra Mile and Employee Awards. This year the Board of Directors is recognizing the Patriot Ledger’s Lend a hand Program, Chef Paul Wahlberg and John (posthumously) and Judy Farmer with Extra Mile Awards and Maggie Yeung with QCAP’s Lois Craig Employee Award. Twenty Year Employee Service Awards will be given to Nancy Abrams, Head Start Enrollment Coordinator and Shirley Tsang, Energy Office Assistant.

To attend QCAP’s Annual Meeting, or for more information on the board election, contact Elizabeth Hannon at 617-657-5356 or ehannon@qcap.org.

Established in 1965, QCAP has been the leading social service provider in the Greater Quincy region dedicated to reducing poverty. QCAP serves more than 21,000 unduplicated individuals annually from more than 80 communities. Programs and services include food and nutrition, fuel assistance and weatherization, housing, homeownership, and tenant services, affordable housing, Head Start, early education and care, child care resources and referral services (voucher subsidies), family engagement activities, adult education and workforce development, job coaching and placement, free tax preparation, and financial education, money management, and credit repair.

For more information on QCAP, visit www.qcap.org.

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