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Agency Attends Making A Difference Luncheon

CCSCT staff attended the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce Making a Difference Luncheon on Wednesday, September 5th at the Silver Center. The luncheon was a time for area non-profits to come together and celebrate the International Day of Charity. Several non-profit organizations were on site to discuss how they have given back to the community, […]

CCSCT Participates in Atascosa Health Clinic

On August 18th, Merlene Salmans, Atascosa County Coordinator, attended the Atascosa Health Clinic. The clinic was coordinated by the County to provide individuals opportunities for health screenings and to provide individuals with information regarding different resources throughout Atascosa County. Merlene gave out over 100 program brochures and 50 CCSCT logo pens, fans, and stress balls. […]

CCSCT HR Director Receives National Certified Community Action Professional Designation

Kari Pastrano, CCSCT HR Director, received her designation as Certified Community Action Professionals (CCAP) in Denver, CO on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Kari was one of 4 individuals in the state of Texas and one of 74 in the nation to receive her certification. The ceremony was held during the Community Action Partnership National Convention Awards Gala. To accomplish the CCAP […]

CCSCT Staff Attends Annual CAP Convention in Denver

During the week of August 27-31, several CCSCT staff attended the Annual Community Action Partnership Convention in Denver, CO. During the conference, staff attended multiple training sessions covering topics such as Implementing ROMA in Your Agency, Developing a Board Training Strategy, Success for Families, Winning the Award for Excellence, Performance Based Scorecard, How to Be a Spokesperson for your Agency and much […]

CCSCT Provides Information to Seniors in Kerrville

On August 21st, Vicky LeMeilleur, Kerr County Coordinator, attended an event coordinated by Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) at the Dietert Senior Center in Kerrville. During the event, Vicky was able to meet with many elderly individuals and provide information to them regarding CCSCT’s programs and services.  

Staff Represents CCSCT at Floresville ISD Annual Resource Fair

The Floresville ISD Social Work Department held its Annual Resource Fair during the week of August 13. Information about medical care and insurance, finance, mental health and much more was available to FISD families. CCSCT Coordinators Melinda Vollmar and Marissa Garza were present to represent CCSCT.  Floresville ISD was able to help 100 families with resources and 400 […]

Comal Outreach Assists 18 New Clients

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, CCSCT held an outreach event at the Bavarian Manor in Comal County. Belinda Lacey, County Coordinator and Ileen Rangel, Community Services Assistant, were present to provide information to individuals about CCSCT’s services and to assist with determining eligibility for services. As a result of the event, CCSCT was able to provide utility assistance to […]

CCSCT Assists 37 Individuals at Outreach Event in Kinney County

CCSCT held an outreach event at the Kinney County Library Annex on Thursday, August 2 from 9:30am-2:30pm. CCSCT staff Sylvia Perez, Jose Vela, Daniela Flores, Carol Delgado and Ileen Rangel were able to qualify and assist 37 clients with utility assistance, as well as hand out applications for Weatherization assistance. CCSCT would like to thank Pride PHC Services for coming out and supporting the event […]

CCSCT Participates in Zavala County 8th Annual Back to School Health Fair

On Wednesday, July 25th, CCSCT participated in the Zavala County 8th Annual Back to School Health & Social Services Fair at Zavala Elementary. The Back to School Fair was established to provide information, services and school supplies for families in our community who are in need of assistance. CCSCT County Coordinators, Gilbert Betancourt and Reyna […]

Community Services Program Holds Outreach Event In Boerne

  On June 4, 2018, an outreach event was held at the Hill Country Family Services in Boerne. The Boerne Food Bank was having their large food distribution which was an opportunity for CCSCT to reach out to potential clients. During the event, over 300 flyers were passed out and several conversations occurred with individuals […]

City and County Officials Proclaim May Community Action Month

Several City and County officials throughout the CCSCT service area signed Proclamations declaring May Community Action Month. Participants include: Cities of Bracketville,  Hondo, Karnes City, New Braunfels, Seguin, Uvalde, Counties of Comal, Dimmit,  Edwards, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr,  Live Oak, McMullen,  Medina,  Uvalde CCSCT would like to thank you for your continued support!        

CCSCT Commercial Property for Sale!

CCSCT Commercial Property for sale located at 744 W. Kingsbury St., Seguin, Texas 78155. Click on the link below for more details.   http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/744-W-Kingsbury-St-Seguin-TX/12443954/      

Fundraising Raffle-Get Your Tickets Now Through June 15!

CCSCT is conducting a raffle to help raise funds to subsidize costs of existing low-income programs, as well as expand services to additional low-income individuals throughout its 23-county service area. Tickets will be available for sale beginning Monday, May 14, 2018 and will be available until Friday, June 15, 2018. The cost per ticket is $10.00. To purchase a […]

Bealls 30 Days of Giving

Bealls in Guadalupe County will host its 30 Days of Giving beginning April 1, 2018. All customers who visit the Seguin store will be invited to donate to CCSCT, a valued non-profit organization in the community.  CCSCT serves low-income individuals and families in Guadalupe County and offers services including utility assistance, rental assistance, case management and Senior Nutrition. […]

CCSCT Conducts Open House for New Location in Jourdanton

CCSCT staff, Board members and the general public attended an open house for CCSCT’s newest Community Services office in Jourdanton on March 19. The office is located at 1220 Simmons Ave and is utilized to conduct intake services for its Utility Assistance, Rental Assistance and Case Management programs. During the open house, CCSCT staff also […]

CCSCT Conducts Focus Groups for Its Community Needs Assessment

In order to identify the needs of low-income individuals, CCSCT conducted several focus groups throughout its areas to gain input from the community. On March 7th, a focus group was conducted at Wilson County Inter-Agency meeting, where a total of 25 individuals were represented, including CCSCT Board Members, who provided feedback on the top needs of low-income individuals living in Wilson […]

CCSCT Achieves 100% of Federally Mandated Organizational Standards for Second Consecutive Year

  In January of 2015 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Community Services, released Information Memorandum No. 138 announcing the implementation of 58 Organizational Standards that private Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) eligible entities must implement by March 31, 2017. CCSCT is one of 40 CSBG eligible entities funded in […]

CCSCT Staff and Board Members Attend Management & Leadership Training Conference

CCSCT staff and Board members attended the Community Action Partnership’s Management & Leadership Training Conference January 10-12, 2018 in Houston, Texas. During the conference, staff and Board members attended workshops on Board Governance, Effective Management, Risk Mitigation and other topics. During the general session on Thursday morning, CCSCT was recognized for the successful completion of an Intensive Risk Assessment which […]

Woodmen Life Fundraiser to Benefit CCSCT Home Delivered Meals Program

Woodmen Life is sponsoring a fundraising campaign to benefit CCSCT as part of RedBaskets Community Improvement Project. RedBasket.org Community Improvement Projects are projects that benefit the community at large. Woodmen Life has selected CCSCT’s Home Delivered Meals as the recipient of these funds. 100% of the money raised through RedBasket.org for this campaign will be used to benefit CCSCT’s home delivered […]

CCSCT Participates in Local FEMA Disaster Meeting

Following Hurricane Harvey, a FEMA Disaster Meeting was held for residents in Karnes County. Individuals who were present at this meeting include CCSCT County Coordinator Mary K Lopez, CCSCT Board Member Katherine Gonzales, Karnes County Emergency Manager Shelby Dupnick,  National FEMA Representative Nancy, and Outreach Coordinator for Congressman Vicente Gonzalez’s office Albert Martinez and residents of […]

CCSCT Receives Additional Funding to Provide Disaster Relief Assistance to Hurricane Harvey Victims

CCSCT has received additional funding to provide disaster relief assistance to Hurricane Harvey Victims. If you have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, you may request assistance from CCSCT. In order to receive assistance, you must by an evacuee from the affected areas and be housed in CCSCT’s  service area. Disaster relief assistance can include any of the following […]

Members of CCSCT Management Team Receive Certified Community Action Professional Designation

Bobby Deike, CCSCT Executive Director and Carol Delgado, CCSCT Community Services Program Director received their designations as Certified Community Action Professionals (CCAP) in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The ceremony was held during the Community Action Partnership National Convention Awards Gala. To accomplish the CCAP designation, individuals working in leadership positions in the […]

CCSCT Opens New Administrative Office

CCSCT recently moved its Administrative Offices to 801 N. State Hwy 123 Bypass. To celebrate this milestone, CCSCT held an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on Friday, August 18th so that individuals throughout the community could visit its new location. Visitors included Judge Kyle Kutscher, Mayor Don Keil, Albert Martinez-Representative for Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, a […]

CCSCT Receives Rotary Club Grant

CCSCT was recently awarded a $1,300 grant from the Rotary Club of Seguin. In order to be considered, CCSCT had to identify a specific project or event the money would be used towards. Executive Director, Bobby Deike and County Coordinator, Ernest Leal, attended the Rotary Club luncheon on Tuesday, August 1st to accept the award on behalf of CCSCT. CCSCT has elected […]

CCSCT Program Director Earns National Certification

Community Services Program Director, Carol Delgado, recently completed the requirements of National Peer to Peer ROMA Certification in order to become a Nationally Certified ROMA Implementer. The process to become a ROMA Implementer involves demonstration of understanding of the basic concepts related to Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA), demonstration of experience using ROMA in […]

CCSCT Earns Recognition at Texas State Conference

CCSCT staff recently attended the Texas Association of Community Action Agencies Annual Conference held on May 10-12, 2017. The overall theme of the conference was “Promoting Opportunities in a Changing Environment”. CCSCT had over 25 staff in attendance who participated in numerous workshops on topics such as Soft Skills for Professionals, Soft Skills for Clients, Needs Assessment, Weatherization and a […]

Seguin’s Mayor and Other City/County Officials Join CCSCT in Celebrating Community Action Month

The Community Council of South Central Texas is celebrating 52 years of delivering services to low-income families and individuals on May 11, 2017. In addition, Community Action Month is being recognized across the United States during the month of May. Several cities and counties throughout CCSCT’s service are have chosen to take part in the […]

Bealls 30 Days of Giving

Bealls in Guadalupe County will host its 30 Days of Giving beginning April 1, 2017. All customers who visit the Seguin store will be invited to donate to CCSCT, a valued non-profit organization in the community.  CCSCT serves low-income individuals and families in Guadalupe County and offers services including utility assistance, rental assistance, case management and Senior Nutrition. […]

One of CCSCT’s Own Receives the Daniel Rodriguez Community Service Award

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, CCSCT staff attended the Seguin-Guadalupe County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 29th Annual Banquet. The Annual Banquet recognizes individuals who have made contributions to their community.  One of CCSCT’s own, Ernest, Leal, CCSCT County Coordinator for Guadalupe County, was the recipient of the Daniel Rodriguez Community Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in community service. Ernest has contributed […]

CCSCT Raises Money so that Low-Income Families Can Provide Christmas Gifts for their Children

Terry Lopez with CCSCT’s Child Care Services Program and Vangie Garcia with CCSCT’s Community Services Program partnered together to raise $2,175 so that low-income families in Medina County could provide Christmas gifts for their children this year. In addition, Colonel Jesse Perez made a personal donation to the cause. After funds were raised, CCSCT staff […]

Woodforest National Bank Collects Donations to Benefit Senior Nutrition Program

Woodforest National Bank recently organized a food drive to help benefit CCSCT’s Senior Nutrition Program in Guadalupe County and made their first drop off to the Seguin Senior Center the week of December 5th. Woodforest National Bank has set up bins at both the Seguin and Schertz bank locations (located in Walmart) and will be accepting donations until the end of December. […]

Children’s Coat & Heater Drive

The Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. (CCSCT) Community Service Division held its annual children’s coat/ heater drive on December 9, 2016 which provides assistance to low-income families in Guadalupe County. As a result of the community’s generous donations, CCSCT was able to provide 183 coats and 107 heaters to low-income families in Guadalupe […]

CCSCT Recognized by Seguin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday, September 28th, CCSCT Executive Director and staff attended the Corporate Power Luncheon hosted by the Seguin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. CCSCT was one of six local organizations presented with an Honorary Award and recognized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for its dedication and commitment to the community. CCSCT was selected as the non-profit recipient and currently serves […]

CCSCT Spirit Night at Willie’s October 5, 2016

CCSCT has partnered with Willie’s Grill & Icehouse in New Braunfels and will be holding a Spirit Night, which will be held on Wednesday, October 5th, from 4pm to close. To show your support, come out and mention that you are there to support Community Council of South Central Texas and 15% of your check […]