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UPDATED NOTICE POSTED at 10:50 am ---- CAI will open today at 1 pm.  There will be no Head Start or Family Day Care transportation. However, family day care educators may be open. Please call your educator ahead of time to confirm. Day adult education classes are cancelled. The evening English @ Work class tonight is also cancelled.  Heating assistance, WIC and all other scheduled morning appointments will need to be rescheduled. Please call us to reschedule!  Afternoon appointments will occur as scheduled.  Homeowners with "no heat" emergencies should call 978-994-3430 any time the agency is closed (note - this number can ONLY be used for this purpose and no other). Tenants should call your landlords or, in the event he or she is unresponsive, call your community's code enforcement or health dept. offices.   Head Start and Family Day Care parents may also view Fox 25 Boston TV and/or look at www.Fox25Boston.com for added information and updates.  We will be listed as "CAI Head Start" and "CAI FDC."  IMPORTANT NOTE:   if you are coming to Washington Square this afternoon, please note that the City has declared a “Snow Emergency” until 5 pm today.  Parking is prohibited on Emerson, Merrimack, Washington and Essex streets.  Please allow extra time for walking from metered lots or from Bailey Blvd. where on street parking is allowed.”




Our Mission and Service Area

Community Action, Inc. provides resources and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to overcome poverty. CAI envisions strong, thriving communities free of poverty. We build hope and offer assistance with respect and understanding.

Our programs serve the following cities and towns in Massachusetts: Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury. Some CAI programs also serve Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lawrence, Manchester, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham.

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Youth Mentor Needed – Presidential Gardens Neighborhood Association, Inc.

The Presidential Gardens Neighborhood Association, Inc. is seeking a Youth Mentor that will be responsible for planning activities and implementing daily activities including homework assistance and mentoring for youth aged 6 to 15 who live at Presidential Gardens.

Responsibilities include: participating in group activities such as board games, softball, basketball, arts and crafts; supervising youth during activities including field trips; maintaining daily attendance logs and incident reports; assisting Peer Mentors; attending workshops; assisting with cleaning and set up of program activities. Applicants must be over the age of 17. This is a stipend grant position with no benefits.

Hours: Monday through Thursday 2:30–5:30 p.m. during the school year and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the summer months. Pay: $11 per hour. Start: Immediately. Please contact: Gladys Melendez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Richard Lynch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Client Satisfaction Survey

Please let us know how we are doing. Your feedback is very important to us. You can take the survey by following above link or download and print a copy. 

Please contact DeAnna Tashjian to add/edit/remove listings from this resource guide. Visit our online Resource Directory