Community Action, Inc.
Primarily Serving Clarion and Jefferson Counties, Pennsylvania

Community Action, Inc. Remains Open

Community Action, Inc. (CAI) remains open to provide essential services within the community; however, the offices are closed to the general public. Individuals in need of services are asked to call Community Action, Inc. rather than visit the offices. Clarion County: (814) 226-4785 or 800-997-7661 Jefferson County: (814) 938-3302 or 800-648-3381 Domestic Violence in Clearfield & Jefferson Counties: 800-598-3998 Updates on Community Action, Inc. services include: 1. VITA, free tax preparation, appointments have been cancelled until at least March 30; consumers are encouraged to use MyFreeTaxes.com or contact a paid, professional preparer. 2. The Clarion Food Pantry will distribute donated food until the inventory is depleted. There will be no Easter Holiday Food distribution. 3. Domestic Violence Services remain available with initial intakes by telephone. 4. Case Management Services continue via telephone and email. 5. Donated prepared food, household items, and clothing are not being accepted at this time. 6. The Board of Directors meeting for March 19, 2020 has been cancelled. Additional updates will be provided as needed.

Elder Justice Day 2020

Elder Justice Day

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First Commonwealth Bank Supporting Training Project

First Commonwealth Bank Supporting Training Project

First Commonwealth Bank Supporting Training Project
“First Commonwealth Bank recognizes the impact energy efficiency has on housing, family budgets, and the health and safety of the homeowners / tenants,” stated Dave Reed, FCB’s Senior Vice-President / Regional President. “First Commonwealth also realizes the need for skilled workers able to accurately test and evaluate energy usage and safety-related issues within homes. First Commonwealth sees this job-training project as an opportunity to provide skilled labor and jobs in the local area, while helping families save money and improve their living conditions. We are proud to assist Community Action, Inc. and their partners with this $10,000 donation towards establishing this job-training project,” added Reed. Community Action, Inc., in partnership with the PA CareerLink and Workforce Solutions for North Central PA, has announced a work experience / job-training opportunity for an individual to learn home-energy savings skills. “This project will provide basic testing procedures for determining the energy efficiency within homes; how to analyze results and recommend cost effective or safety improvements; and how to install or perform measures to improve energy efficiency,” stated Susan Fusco, Community Action, Inc. Executive Director. “In addition to reducing energy waste, saving residents utility expenses, and reducing the impact on the environment, many energy saving measures address health and safety issues in the home,” advised Fusco. Individuals interested in participating in a work experience / job training project to learn how to perform energy efficiency testing and installation and how to become an independent, self-sufficient business owner should contact Susan K. Fusco at Community Action, Inc. (814) 938-3302, ext. 219 or [email protected]

Community Jeans Days at FNB Benefit Community Action, Inc.

Employees of Farmers National Bank of Emlenton (FNB), Punxsutawney Branch recently selected the Adult Education Project of Community Action, Inc. (CAI) to receive proceeds from their Community Jeans Day Program. Presenting the check to (center; right) Susan K. Fusco, Executive Director of CAI is Amy Wundrack, Punxsutawney Branch Manager with Kelsey Huey, Senior Personal Banker looking on (left).

Employees of Farmers National Bank of Emlenton (FNB), Punxsutawney Branch recently selected the Adult Education Project of Community Action, Inc. (CAI) to receive proceeds from their Community Jeans Day Program. Presenting the check to (center; right) Susan K. Fusco, Executive Director of CAI is Amy Wundrack, Punxsutawney Branch Manager with Kelsey Huey, Senior Personal Banker looking on (left).
Employees of The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton (FNB), Punxsutawney Branch, recently donated $545 to the Adult Education Project at Community Action, Inc. through donations gathered during the FNB’s Community Jeans Day program. Community Jeans Day is an FNB employee program benefiting local organizations within the Bank’s footprint. Employees of the Bank are encouraged to donate each month and in return, are permitted to wear jeans on Fridays. All money raised goes back into the community through gifting to local, non-profit organizations such as Community Action, Inc. “Being part of the community and supporting local endeavors is important to FNB and our employees participation in our community spirit is valued,” stated Amy Wundrack, FNB’s Punxsutawney Branch Manager. “The Punxsutawney staff elected to donate to Community Action, Inc.’s Adult Education Project in recognition of the many projects CAI provides throughout Jefferson County and the importance of education in meeting life and employment goals,” added Wundrack. The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is an independent, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured community commercial bank headquartered in Emlenton, PA, operating 20 full-service offices in western Pennsylvania and Hancock County, West Virginia. For more information on Farmers National Bank, a subsidiary of Emclaire Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: “EMCF”), please visit the website at www.farmersnb.com or call Amy Wundrack, at (814) 938-5770. For more information on the Adult Education Project at Community Action, Inc., please visit www.jccap.org or contact Crystal E. White, Adult Education Supervisor, at (814)938-3302, ext. 204.

FREE Income Tax Preparation Offered in Clarion and Jefferson County

Community Action, Inc.'s IRS-certified tax preparers are available, by appointment only, to complete and electronically file simple tax returns for individuals who earned $56,000 or less in 2019. This is a free service. To schedule your appointment and discuss eligibility requirements, please contact Community Action, Inc. at 800-648-3381, ext. 236 or 814-938-3302, ext. 236.

Weatherization Contractors Needed

Flyer with information about CAI

Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors

Back Row: Commissioner Wayne Brosius; Richard Fetterman (President); Lori Brown; Lee Stewart (Treasurer); Ron Wilshire (Vice President) Front Row: Granville Carter; Rebecca Mitchell; Renee Vowinckel; Robin Lutz (representing Senator Scott Hutchinson; Pam Johnson (Assistant Secretary); Deborah Shook; Zachery Zankey (representing Representative Cris Dush). Missing: Representative Donna Oberlander; Clara Belloit; Melva McGranor; Mayor Rich Beck; Commissioner Jack Matson; Amy Ortz

Back Row: Commissioner Wayne Brosius; Richard Fetterman (President); Lori Brown; Lee Stewart (Treasurer); Ron Wilshire (Vice President) Front Row: Granville Carter; Rebecca Mitchell; Renee Vowinckel; Robin Lutz (representing Senator Scott Hutchinson; Pam Johnson (Assistant Secretary); Deborah Shook; Zachery Zankey (representing Representative Cris Dush). Missing: Representative Donna Oberlander; Clara Belloit; Melva McGranor; Mayor Rich Beck; Commissioner Jack Matson; Amy Ortz

About Us

105 Grace Way, Punxsutawney PA 15767
Phone: (814)-938-3302
Contact Us

Primary Contact

Susan K. Fusco
Executive Director
814-938-3302
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