NEWS & EVENTS

Advertisement for Material and Labor Bids

Advertisement for Material and Labor Bids   Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. (CCSCT) in Seguin, Texas is soliciting Material and Labor Bids from experienced HVAC businesses for Multi- family Weatherization. Experience is relative to the installation of federally eligible Weatherization Assistance Program measures along with any additional federal, state or local funding awarded […]

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CCSCT Celebrates LIHEAP Awareness Month

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) provides Community Council of South Central Texas funding to help Texans by assisting with energy costs, especially in times of crisis. SOUTH CENTRAL, TEXAS: During the most extreme weather periods, energy is a life-critical resource. Unfortunately, many Texans continue to struggle with energy affordability, in some cases putting […]

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Solicitation for Sealed Bids for Complete Renovations of an Early Head Start/Head Start Center

Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. (CCSCT), a 501c3 non-profit agency, is soliciting sealed bids for complete renovations of an Early Head Start/Head Start Center located at 1023 Bridge St. New Braunfels, Texas 78130. Interested Building Contractors may obtain a bid packet at the CCSCT Executive and Admin Office located at 801 N. Highway […]

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Solicitation for Sealed Bids for Early Head Start/ Head Start Center Space

Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. (CCSCT), a 501c3 non-profit agency, is soliciting sealed bids for Early Head Start/Head Start Center space, to include 1 space in each of the Counties of Guadalupe and Comal. Interested parties may obtain a bid packet at the CCSCT Executive and Admin Office located at 801 N. Highway […]

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CCSCT Awarded $5,000 ConocoPhillips Grant

Community Council of South Central Texas and ConocoPhillips team up to provide area scholarships to prospective trade students. SOUTH CENTRAL, TEXAS: Community Council of South Central Texas is proud to announce they are ConocoPhillips Philanthropic Corporate Fund Distribution grant recipients for 2020 in the amount of $5,000. With the grant, CCSCT plans to provide workforce […]

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CCSCT awarded $300,000 “Fund for Veterans’ Assistance” Grant

Community Council of South Central Texas to provide financial assistance to area Veterans through partnership with the Texas Veterans Commission. South Central, Texas: The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) announced that CCSCT’s, “Veterans’ Financial Assistance Program,” was selected as a 2020-2021 $300,000.00 General Assistance Grantee by the Texas Veterans Commission. This year, the FVA has […]

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HEAD START SERVICES TO CONTINUE IN GUADALUPE/COMAL COUNTIES

The Office of Head Start, through the Designation Renewal System (DRS), has named Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. to provide services within Guadalupe and Comal Counties, Texas. Therefore, on 7/1/2020, the administration of the program will be the responsibility of Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc., located at 801 TX-123, Seguin, TX […]

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Help Is on the Way: Supplemental Federal Community Services Block Grant Brings $42.7 Million to Texas Families and Businesses

Community Action Agencies in Texas to manage funds.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) program to increase assistance to Texans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Community Action Agencies (or CSBG-designated entities) in Texas will distribute an additional $42.7 […]

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Community Action Month May 2020: A Message From Bobby Deike, Executive Director Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc.

In May of each year, Community Action Agencies across the United States celebrate Community Action Month. May of 2020 for CCSCT is even more special, as we celebrate our 55th year of serving individuals and families in need. CCSCT was founded on May 11, 1965 after President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a, “War on Poverty,” […]

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Rep. Cuellar Announces $3,315,952 in Federal Funding to Help Working Families and Seniors Pay Energy Bills During COVID-19 Pandemic

LIHEAP funding will assist individuals in Atascosa, Wilson, La Salle and McMullen Counties   Floresville, TX—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $3,315,952 in federal funding to Community Council of South Central TX through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). These LIHEAP funds, awarded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will be […]

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Census Bureau Extends Data Collection and Self-Response to October 31, 2020 in Response to Covid-19

APRIL 13, 2020 — The 2020 Census is underway and more households across America are responding every day. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing over 48% of all households in America. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census operations in order to: Protect the health and safety of […]

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H-E-B grants $5,000 to CCSCT to Help Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 Response

Community Council of South Central Texas and H-E-B’s partnership will provide relief to some of our most vulnerable neighbors: seniors, children and low-income families. South Central, Texas: Community Council of South Central Texas has been granted $5,000 from H-E-B as part of their “My Community Investment” program, to provide vital services to the most vulnerable […]

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CCSCT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE TO PUBLIC, APPLICATIONS WILL STILL BE ACCEPTED

Community Council of South Central Texas announces that all offices will be closed to the general public effective immediately, due to the public health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), until further notice. Applications for services should be submitted via email, fax, mail, or through mail drop box at corresponding county location (if available). Service […]

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CCSCT Hosts, “Team Uvalde”

Community Council of South Central Texas proudly hosted the March 2020 meeting of the “Team Uvalde” Community group. Staff members informed those in attendance about CCSCT’s mission and organizational history, as well as the available programs and services that make an impact on the daily lives of many locals. In 2019, about 1,130 households received […]

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CCSCT Provides Expert Insight at Regional Housing Summit

Community Council of South Central Texas Executive Director, Bobby Deike, was among a contributing panel of experts at the Alamo Area Regional Housing Summit held in Schertz, Texas on February 28, 2020. The summit, organized by the Alamo Area Council of Governments , UT Health McGovern Medical School-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Texas Health and Human […]

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Atascosa Citizens in Action (ACA) in 5th year of community assistance

As Reported in the February 5, 2020 edition of the Pleasanton Express News: In February 2015, organizational meetings began for what eventually came to be known as Atascosa Citizens in Action (ACA). Little was it known what was coming in Atascosa County. What was happening was an era of amazing cooperation among like minds. While […]

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CCSCT Receives $315,000 Texas Workforce Commission Grant

Community Council of South Central Texas to continue impacting local families through job readiness programs. SEGUIN, TX: Community Council of South Central Texas is proud to announce that they are recipients of the Texas Workforce Commission Self Sufficiency Grant. The support will assist the organization to further impact the lives of our area’s impoverished, by […]

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So long, Glen! CCSCT Finance Controller Retires

Community Council of South Central Texas’ Board of Directors and Staff would like to congratulate and bid farewell to their esteemed colleague and friend, Glen Muenchow. Glen has diligently served the organization for four years, and has made an impact on the group’s success and spirit. “Glen began work at CCSCT 4 years ago when […]

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CCSCT to receive $315,000 Self Sufficiency Grant Award from Texas Workforce Commission

CCSCT is proud to announce that they are recipients of the Texas Workforce Commission Self Sufficiency Grant. The support will assist the organization to further impact the lives of our area’s impoverished, by providing educational access to job related certifications that will aid individuals in securing employment and becoming self-sufficient. Eligible participants will receive soft […]

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WAP Coordinator Earns Energy Auditor Certification

Jesus”Jesse” Flores, Weatherization Coordinator, recently obtained his Energy Auditor Certification through the Building Professionals Institute. The Home Energy Professional (HEP) Energy Auditor certification is a nationally recognized certification and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The HEP Energy Auditor certification demonstrates advanced competency through rigorous online […]

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CCSCT to Partner with Safer Path Family Violence Shelter

On Monday, Sept. 30, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) presented a Transitional Housing Grant for $450,000 to Safer Path Family Violence Shelter at the Pleasanton Civic Center. This $450,000 grant is awarded through the Department of Justices’ Office of Violence Against Women Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program. The primary purpose of the Transitional Housing Assistance Program […]

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2 CCSCT Management Team Staff Recognized with National Certification

Debra Martinez, CCSCT Fiscal Supervisor and Belinda Lacey, CCSCT Community Services Program & Compliance Manager, both received their designation as Certified Community Action Professionals (CCAP) in Chicago, IL on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Debra and Belinda were 2 out of over 100 individuals in the nation to receive the certification. The recognition ceremony was held during the Community Action Partnership National Convention […]

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CCSCT Attend Back to School Fair in Dimmit County

On Thursday, August 8th, CCSCT staff attended a back to school fair in Carrizo Springs, located in Dimmit County. During the fair, CCSCT provided over 300 families with informational pamphlets & applications for its Utility Assistance, Tenant-Based Rental & Weatherization Programs. The back to school event had over 60 vendors! CCSCT pictured are Patricia Tracy, […]

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Congressman Castro Attends Fundraising Event to Help CCSCT Raise Money

On Friday, July 28, 2019, CCSCT held its Annual Fundraising Event, “A Night Out with Joaquin Castro”. The Congressman spoke about key issues related to poverty and expressed a solid relationship with the non-profit, offering to help where he could when asked. “I follow their work and help them in Congress when they ask for support […]

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CCSCT Receives $80,000 for Housing Rehab in Zavala County

On Thursday April 4, 2019, the Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. (CCSCT), received $80,000 from the Middle Rio Grande Housing Finance Corporation. The funds are designated for Zavala County low-income residents who are in need of home rehab services. CCSCT is a non-profit, 501©3 organization whose mission is to empower vulnerable families and […]

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“A Day In The Life”: Staff Attend Local Poverty Simulation

On Tuesday, March 26, CCSCT staff participated in Texas Lutheran University’s Poverty Simulation. A total of 8 staff volunteered to tables and play the roles of doctor, pawn shop owner, mortgage banker, teacher, and other business positions. Each of these positions interacted with individuals “living in poverty”, which were played mostly students and community members. The purpose […]

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CCSCT Visits Washington, D.C. to Meet with Legislators

CCSCT Executive staff and Board members were in Washington, D.C. March 20-22 attending the National Community Action Foundation Annual Legislative Conference. At Wednesday’s opening session, NCAF Founder and CEO David Bradley, provided a legislative update to conference attendees. He discussed the fate of Trump’s 2020 budget, congressional response to Trump’s budget, appropriations outlook, and updates to […]

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Staff Meet with Local Legislators at State Capitol

  Community Council of South Central Texas’s staff were in Austin on February 21st, along with several other Community Action Agencies across Texas, as part of the Texas Association of Community Action Agencies legislative day at the Capitol. The morning started with the Texas House of Representatives passing HR 311, a resolution recognizing community action […]

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CCSCT Staff Member Recognized for Community Service Efforts

CCSCT Community Services Assistant Ileen Rangel and her husband, Chris Rangel, City Councilman for District 4 in Seguin, were recently the recipients of LULAC’s Community Leader Award. The Seguin LULAC Foundation held its 9th Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 16th where they were recognized for their efforts. This award recognizes those in the community who go above and […]

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CCSCT Receives Prestigious Award

The Seguin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presented CCSCT with the Juan Seguin Award at its 30th Annual Awards Banquet held on Friday, February 15th. CCSCT is honored to receive this prestigious award and would like to thank the Chamber for its recognition and continued support. Shown below with the award is CCSCT Executive Director, Bobby […]

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CCSCT Partners with Seguin Fire Department to Provide “Safe at Home” Workshops

The Community Council of South Central Texas is partnering with the Seguin Fire Department to provide a series of “Safe at Home” fire safety workshops to help educate older and disabled residents in the community. The workshops are free to attend. The intended audience is people over the age of 60 but the workshop will also be […]

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Former Board Member Francis “Country” Moczygemba Passes Away

CCSCT is heartbroken to announce the passing of its long-term Board member, Francis “Country” Moczygemba. Country had a servant heart and served on CCSCT’s Board representing Frio County from 2009 to 2017. He had also recently agreed to serve on CCSCT’s Advisory Council. He will be greatly missed. You can read more about County and […]

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CCSCT Management Staff Attend National Conference

During the week of  January 15th, CCSCT management staff and Board member, Jimmie Flakes, attended the Community Action Partnership Management and Leadership Conference in New Orleans, LA. The conference is held annually as a means to provide resources and networking opportunities to individuals in management and leadership roles throughout the community action network. During the […]

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CCSCT Brings Holiday Cheer to Two Deserving Families

For the holidays, CCSCT partnered with Guadalupe Regional Medical Center to provide a deserving family gifts for Christmas. Pictured below are CCSCT Executive Director, Bobby Deike, CCSCT Board Member, Mary Louise Gonzales, GRMC staff and the Palomares Family of Seguin. CCSCT also adopted a family of its own to gift with presents for Christmas. Pictured below are Guadalupe […]

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CCSCT Receives Baptist Health Foundation Grant

On Tuesday, December 11th, CCSCT Board and staff members attended the Baptist Health Foundation award ceremony, where they were presented with a grant in the amount of $7,500.  The grant money will be used to purchase supplies for its WIC program, which provides services in Bee, Karnes and Wilson County. Pictured below are CCSCT Board member, […]

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CCSCT Provides Warmth to Low-Income by Holding Coat/Heater Drive

On December 1st, CCSCT, in partnership with Seguin Print Shop, held a coat/heater & toy drive for eligible low-income families in Guadalupe County. Over 225 coats and 110 heaters were distributed to families to help keep them warm this winter. Seguin Print Shop also collected toys to provide to children at the event. A very […]

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Pegasus Optimization Managers LLC Provides Meals Through CCSCT

Friday, November 16, employees of Pegasus Optimization Managers, LLC, from Pleasanton, donated 50 dinner boxes, along with H-E-B vouchers for a 12-16 lb turkey or ham, to families. The boxes included boxes of instant mashed potatoes and stuffing, cans of green beans and corn, gravy mix and a cake mix with icing.The boxes were handed out through […]

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CCSCT Awarded $20,000 GVEC Power Up Program Grant

During the week of October 30, CCSCT was awarded and presented with the GVEC Power Up Program Grant in the amount of $20,000. The grant award will be used to increase the safety of homes in Guadalupe County by providing the means to prevent common home injuries and temperature related injuries. Priority for assistance through […]

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Outreach Event in McMullen County is Successful

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, CCSCT County Coordinators Merlene Salmans and Sandra Royal, attended the AACOG Roadshow at the Tilden’s Lion’s Club in McMullen County. AACOG representatives and partners were present to provide information to individuals throughout the community regarding their services. Over 75 stress balls, bookmarkers, fans, pens and brochures creating awareness around CCSCT’s programs were distributed.  In addition, the […]

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CCSCT Holds Advocacy Event for Congressman Gonzalez

CCSCT held an after-hours reception for Congressman Vicente Gonzalez, who was in Seguin on October 17th for the ribbon-cutting of his new office. The reception was held at the Seguin-Guadalupe Coliseum and was an opportunity for Congressman Gonzalez to speak regarding his advocacy efforts and areas of focus. A special thank you to Woodforest National […]

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Congressman Opens New Office In Seguin

CCSCT staff were present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez’s new office in Seguin. This is the fifth location for constituents in the 15th District of Texas to obtain assistance with federal agencies, grants and veteran services. As quoted in Texas Border Business, “It is an honor to open an office in the northernmost […]

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CCSCT Represents at Region VI Conference in Arkansas

CCSCT staff attended the Region VI Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas October 16-19. Staff  attended a pre-conference session where National Community Action Foundation CEO and Founder, David Bradley spoke about advocacy. Other conference sessions included CSBG Organizational Standards-A Regional Perspective, Improving Communities, Fiscal Best Practices,  Human Resources Cost-Savings, Building an Inclusive and Culturally Competent Organization and […]

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Staff Attend AACOG Weatherization Recognition Luncheon

CCSCT staff attended the AACOG Weatherization Luncheon on Thursday, October 11th. During the luncheon, special recognition was given to Ernest Leal, Guadalupe County Coordinator and Merlene Salmans, Atascosa County Coordinator for referring clients to the AACOG Weatherization Program for assistance. Also pictured is Cindy Perez, Guadalupe County Coordinator, Vicky LeMeilleur, Kerr County Coordinator and Sandra Royal, […]

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CCSCT Represents at Engage at Every Age-A Healthy Aging Symposium

CCSCT Frio County Coordinator, Delma Pargas, attended the Engage at Every Age-A Healthy Aging Symposium on Wednesday, September 26th. The event was held at the Pearsall Public Library and was hosted by the Alamo Senior Advisory Committee of AACOG.

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  

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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 […]

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