Semcac Celebrates 50 Years of Community Programming, Winona Daily News

Published On: May 11th, 2016|Categories: Semcac in the Media|

Semcac will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. The organization is a nonprofit community action group founded in 1966, established under the Economic Opportunity Act to fight America’s “War on Poverty.” Semcac assists people to achieve or maintain independence and self-reliance through utilizing community resources.

The governing board is tripartite, consisting of equal representation from each of the seven designated counties including one third consumer members, one third public officials and one third private community organizations.

Semcac is designed to serve the southeastern Minnesota counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele and Winona, with Semcac contact offices located in each of these seven counties. Semcac also offers limited services in the five counties of Olmsted, Goodhue, Rice, Wabasha and Waseca.

Semcac operates over 25 programs within the departments of Head Start, senior services, outreach and emergency services, community development, family planning and transportation. Some of these programs include Meals on Wheels, Semcac Clinic Community Education, homelessness prevention, food shelves, Energy Assistance Program, weatherization, Rolling Hills Transit, Early Head Start and many more.

On May 20 approximately 230 staff and board members will gather at the Rochester Community and Technical Colelge Heintz Center for an afternoon event, including training and exhibits.

Semcac would like to thank all of their generous event sponsors.

Visit for more information about Semcac and its programs. Follow @Semcac and “like” Semcac on social media.


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