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About Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC)

GECAC, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving Erie County. One of more than 1,000 community action agencies nationwide, GECAC is bound by the Promise of Community Action:

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other as they move from poverty to self-sufficiency.

Incorporated in 1965, GECAC has continued to build upon our strong foundation of serving the poor and less fortunate in our community, while also engaging the broader community to become involved in our work. Through nearly 50 programs available to individuals and families, GECAC served more than 25,000 people in 2013.

The diversity of agency services provides the opportunity to reach the needs of the total family. GECAC operates Erie County’s Area Agency on Aging, Head Start, GECAC Adult Learning Center, as well as programs in Upward Bound, Senior Centers, Weatherization, Senior Corp Volunteer Program, Housing and Utility Assistance, Meals on Wheels and is a founding partner of Erie Together.

GECAC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and staffed by 385 employees charged with the delivery of services. GECAC is supported through contributions and grants from foundations as well as grants from local, state and federal sources.

Find Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC)

Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) is located at 18 West 9th Street, Erie, PA 16501
18 West 9th Street, Erie, PA 16501   ·   Click Here For Directions

Recently Posted Experiences

Career Fair

Industry: Human Services      Type: Career Fair
GECAC will host a booth or provide speakers for a career day. GECAC is a non-profit organization that employs various career fields such as finance, marketing, social work, business, nursing, pre-school teachers and more. Learn More »

GECAC Career Speaker

Industry: Human Services      Type: Career Speaker
Opportunity to hear from various experts in the non-profit field. A speaker will be identified to visit a classroom and present information about a particular career. Carrer fields include: grant writer, fund development, social work, pre-school teac... Learn More »

GECAC Field Trip

Industry: Human Services      Type: Workplace Tour
GECAC invites you to a workplace tour at our main office on 18 West 9th Street or at the Adult Learning Center, Head Start Center or one of our seven Senior Centers throughout Erie County. Learn More »