Not me! I am older than that by a few years. SCCAP just turned 56. No birthday parties due to COVID but a time to reflect and appreciate the deep history we have.

From our humble beginnings as the Adams County Community Action Agency established in 1965 by Dustin Shaw, Wilber Plank, Francis Coulson, George Inskip and Oscar Spicer when Richard V. Emerson was hired and we received our first grant of $1,500. Responding to community need, we established a sheltered workshop (which went on to become the HART Center) and a summer neighborhood Youth Corp. We hired four community aids who provided information and referrals, collected data and helped form neighborhood council with low income folks and we began providing legal services through Robert Geigley.

Megan Shreve is the chief executive officer of South Central Community Action Programs Inc. Its mission is to: Empower families and engage the community to pursue innovative and effective solutions to break the cycle of poverty.

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