Message From the Executive Director

      It is hard to believe that we are only a year away from celebrating our 50th year of providing direct service and advocacy to low income and otherwise disadvantaged people in northeast Michigan. As we begin to look back over our rich history, we are proud of our accomplishments toward the goal of addressing poverty and its effects on thousands of residents of the region; yet we are always mindful of how much more needs to be done.  Using our Strategic Plan as a roadmap, NEMCSA continues to build on its strong foundation becoming more efficient and effective as we move into a more digitized, electronic age. 
     Change seems to be the ever present theme for Community Action as a whole and for NEMCSA as the local link. We will embrace these changes, continue to work collaboratively, engage with our community partners, leverage additional resources and create or maintain innovative anti-poverty and community building [programs. Together we will build pathways for our children, families, and seniors to move from surviving to stability. Please join us in this endeavor. 

LISA BOLEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO