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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 21, 2016                                                                                               Contact:  Ellen M. Ganley, Director of Development  508 762-9807 
WCAC welcomes new staff to Job & Education Center 
Youth employment efforts take center stage
WCAC is pleased to welcome Steven McIntosh and Lila Milukas to its Job & Education Center staff.
Worcester, Massachusetts - The Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. recently welcomed two new staff people to its Job & Education Center, reaffirming its commitment to strengthening and growing employment opportunities for low-income and at risk youth in the Worcester area.

Job Developer Steven McIntosh will oversee weekly training and case management for youth employed through the YouthWorks Summer Jobs program and will be responsible for strengthening relationships with existing employers while seeking out new partners to allow for additional youth placements. A native of the Bronx, NY and a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Mr. McIntosh worked previously at Dismas House, Greater Worcester Housing Connection and most recently for a residential program of You Inc. before joining WCAC's staff. He said he looks forward to broadening the variety of employment placements both for the YouthWorks and WCAC's year-round youth employment programs. "It's a real community effort to help youth understand how to be part of the workforce and to start them early with the training they need to become successful," he said.

Youth Employment Coordinator Lila Milukas will focus on the agency's employment curriculum and work readiness programs through YouthWorks and the agency's Youth Employment Seminar. A native of Ashley Falls, MA and graduate of Clark University, Ms. Milukas completed two years of AmeriCorps - one year at the Worcester Youth Center, the second at the African Community Education (ACE) program after graduation. She most recently worked as a Program Coordinator for ACE, coordinating their after-school programs, before accepting the position at WCAC. She is engaged to be married and is the proud mom of a one-year old daughter.

In welcoming the two to WCAC, Executive Director Jill Dagilis said, "We are thrilled to welcome Steven and Lila to our team. Their experience and enthusiasm will enhance our efforts to  provide at-risk young adults employment training, career counseling and certificate options to springboard them onto a path of independence."
About WCAC

For more than fifty years, the Worcester Community Action Council has served as the federally designated anti-poverty agency for central and southern Worcester County, with a mission of helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships and advocacy.

Serving the City of Worcester and 44 neighboring communities of Auburn, Blackstone, Boylston, Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Dudley, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Holden, Holland, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Grafton, Leicester, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Monson, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northborough, Northbridge, Palmer, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Wales, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield and Westborough.  
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