Press Releases

Nadia Rajsz Elected to the UCCAC Board of Directors!

Community Action is pleased to announce that Nadia Rajsz has been elected to the UCCAC Board of Directors representing the Legislative sector of Sullivan County.  Nadia is very involved with Sullivan County politics and heads the Health and Human Services Committee.   Welcome Nadia!

Community Action Releases their new 2019 Community Needs Assessment Report

The Board of Directors approved the 2019 Community Needs Assessment for Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc., (UCCAC) last night at their monthly board meeting.  This project has been in the works for over seven months and was compiled by Patrice M. Shumate, MSW of St. Louis MO, a consultant working with UCCAC for several years.  Patrice has become very familiar with the mission, vision and values of UCCAC and has added her expertise to this project.  Surveys and Focus Groups around the Ulster county community were held during this process.  This assessment will assist UCCAC in developing their next strategic plan to be used over the next three years.

Marie Kohl Elected to the UCCAC Board of Directors!

Community Action is pleased to announce that Marie Kohl has been elected to the UCCAC Board of Directors representing the private sector of Sullivan County.  She brings a wealth of experience having served as a Board Chair at the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency.  Welcome Marie!

UCCAC Welcomes new Board members!

Please join us in welcoming Joe Beichert, Rose Perez, Desham Allah, Larry Kithcart and Shawn Comfort to the Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc., Board of Directors.  Shawn will be presenting Sullivan County and the Monticello neighborhood; Rose will be representing the Highland neighborhood; Larry Kithcart is fulfilling the Legislative seat of David Donaldson and Desham Allah was elected by the Head Start Policy Council to serve as their representative on the Board of Directors.

We look forward to all of them attending the upcoming April Board meeting.

DASNY NICIP Phase I is completed

The DASNY NICIP award received by UCCAC in December 2016 has just completed its’ first milestone with the completion of the roof replacement project.  Extensive work to replace and repair the roof system located at 70 Lindsley Ave., was completed in February 2018 by Transitional Builder, Inc., from Poughkeepsie, NY under the direction of Praetorius & Conrad, P.C. from Saugerties, NY.

Welcome a New Board Member to UCCAC Board of Directors!

Matthew P. Coumbes of Ulster Park, NY will be joining the UCCAC Board of Directors at the March 2018 Board meeting.  Matthew comes to UCCAC with an Early Childhood background and is currently a Reading Teacher in the Beacon City Schools in Beacon, NY.  Matthew’s term with the Board of Directors begins March 8th and runs through March 7th, 2023.  The Board of Directors looks forward to Matthew participating in the Planning and Fund Raising Committee and his contribution he can bring to the table for the Head Start Early Head Start Programs located throughout Ulster County.

EPK Began February 1st in Saugerties, NY at the Cahill Elementary School

UCCAC is pleased to announce its’ partnership with the Saugerties Central School System in offering Extended Pre-K services in coordination with UCCAC’s Head Start program.  Two (2) classrooms with 15 children each complete the EPK offering.  Under the direction of new Teachers, Sierra Burt and Tiffany Lane and their classroom staff of Wendy Hughes and Mikayla Sullivan, Head Start Saugerties relocated from their former site on Post Rd.

UCCAC given Temporary Approval to Support the Outreach Needs of Sullivan County

UCCAC has been awarded the temporary approval from NYS Department of State to provided Outreach Services to the residents of Sullivan County.  Temporarily located at ATI on East Broadway, Monticello, NY, Community Action staff are available Monday and Wednesday between the hours of 10 AM and 1 PM.


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