Words Worth Hearing: North Central Community Action Program
The North Central Community Action Program (NCCAP) has provided valuable resources to residents in Merrill and surrounding communities for many years. Community Action Programs were founded in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty Initiatives and have assisted individuals in a number of ways. So, why is it that so many people are unaware of the valuable resources the NCCAP provides for our community members? T. B. Scott invites you to join Diane Sennholz, Chief Executive Officer, and Tony Francis, Weatherization Program Director, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. to learn all you need to know about the NCCAP in our community and surrounding area.
Sennholz is knowledgeable of this resource as she provides overall direction and leadership in managing the agency’s assets and resources (both human and financial) guided by the agency’s mission and goal of promoting self-sufficiency of individuals and families through supportive programming, case management and education. She also serves on the North Central Workforce Development Board, served with the local Lions club for 11 years, volunteers with the AmeriCorps members in Marathon County, and provides financial counseling to members of the Greater Wausau Community who are identified in need.
Francis is the Program Director for the weatherization program at North Central Community Action Program. His role at NCCAP is to help people by making their homes more energy efficient. They provide weatherization services in eight counties (Wood, Marathon, Lincoln, Langlade, Price, Rusk, Sawyer and Taylor). A home that is energy efficient is more comfortable, safer and has less expensive operating costs. Tony volunteers on many committees for the State of Wisconsin to continue to improve our program and provide services that get the most out of taxpayers’ dollars.
Before starting his career at NCCAP in 2010, Tony spent 20 years in home construction. He enjoys helping people, especially those that are less fortunate.
Tony is a volunteer firefighter. He volunteers his carpentry skills when possible. One of his most memorable volunteer opportunities was spending a week in Henryville, Indiana rebuilding homes destroyed by tornadoes in 2012.
The NCCAP serves Lincoln, Marathon and Wood Counties with multiple housing programs, educational opportunities, and extensive case management and referral services.
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