Williamsburg - James City County Community Action Agency, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Human Services, Economic Development

Location: 312 Waller Mill Rd Rm 405 Williamsburg VA 23185 USA

Mission: WJCCCAA was founded in 1968 to discover and help the community address local conditions of poverty. Governed by a Board with 1/3 local government members, 1/3 representatives of the poor and 1/3 private sector members, the agency can meet the needs and opportunities of our service area. Our overall role is to help the community work better to meet needs. Flexbility in starting programs and assisting others with new initiatives helps the agency maximize its effectiveness.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have personally used the services of WJCC CAA. This organization has the most wonderful people working for it. The staff genuinely cares and when they refer you to other organizations they follow-up to make sure the organization is serving you and that you too also follow through. I Needed help when my family was homeless and one of my children was very sick. The community services coordinator really advocated on my behalf and helped to find the resources we needed and permanent housing for my family. I can not thank her enough. I feel like my sanity was saved do this agencies help.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the agency' emergency assistance funding

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The WJCC Community Action Agency is a top notch organization that really helps clients, by empowering clients with real tools to improving their lives. They also promote community improvement from the works of those who live in the community. They do a lot with limited funding. They are the people who know how to feed a 100 people well with one chicken. The really maximize the use of their dollars, stretching so all can benefit from it's use. They have multiple programs: Head Start, drop out prevention programs, family literacy, Legal services for low-income, community development organizarion, community food gardens, and many more. The agency is comprehensive in the way it offers services. I donate as often as I can and I encourage others to do so. Also, volunteer if you can. Candice

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've witness the turnaround in youth when they are supported with structured programs that promote learning, gives recognition, improves their outlook on life and future, and fosters a since of pride in them. Most children will to the occassion whenthey know that someone genuinely cares about them and the folk at WJCC COmmunity Action do just that.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would increase their funding, hire more people because too few are doing multiple jobs, donate them some land so they can build a nice facility for their Head Start preschool program and offices. I would also increase salaries. The employees work for little and yet they produce so much.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

The people that work there. They care and don't mind demonstrating this on a daily basis.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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