SMCAA in the News

Sep 7, 2022

SMCAA Earns National Award in New York City

The National Community Action Partnership recognized SMCAA with the Promise in Action Award at a gala in NYC on September 1, 2022.

SMCAA Earns National Award in New York City

Jul 7, 2022

State updates bottled water pickup in Benton Harbor

Cases of bottled water are pictured outside a home along Territorial Road in Benton Harbor. Many residents continue to use bottled water as lead lines are replaced at homes throughout the city.

State updates bottled water pickup in Benton Harbor

Jun 20, 2022

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency Named to 20 Best Places to Work for 2022

Best Places to Work recognizes the type of business that everyone would like to work at – they’re the businesses that are going above and beyond for their team and the community, setting the gold standard for others to aspire to.

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency Named to 20 Best Places to Work for 2022

Jun 17, 2022

Benton Harbor recycling program brings in more than 16,000 lbs. of empty water bottles

At the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency, hundreds of thousands of water bottles are distributed every week.

Benton Harbor recycling program brings in more than 16,000 lbs. of empty water bottles

Jun 16, 2022

Benton Harbor offering Summer Youth Employment Program

A summer youth employment program is being held by the city of Benton Harbor.

Benton Harbor offering Summer Youth Employment Program

Jun 16, 2022

More than 16,000 pounds of water bottles recycled in Benton Harbor

More than 16,000 pounds of empty water bottles have been recycled in Benton Harbor through a plastic water bottle recycling program offered during state of Michigan water distribution hours.

More than 16,000 pounds of water bottles recycled in Benton Harbor

Jun 6, 2022

COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program application period to end June 30, 2022

Michigan renters and landlords encouraged to apply as soon as possible ahead of deadline

COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program application period to end June 30, 2022

Jun 6, 2022

City of Benton Harbor launches its Summer Youth Employment Program

Plans to hire approximately 150 Benton Harbor resident youth between the ages of 14 to 19 years of age.

City of Benton Harbor launches its Summer Youth Employment Program

May 19, 2022

MCA Recognizes 2022 Volunteers of the Year

Marletta Seats is recognized as one of Michigan Community Action Association's 2022 Volunteer of the Year at Community Action's Day at the Capitol in Lansing.

MCA Recognizes 2022 Volunteers of the Year

May 10, 2022

MCAH's 2022 Data Champion: Jeremy Weinrick

SMCAA's Shelter/HARA Coordinator, Jeremy Weinrick, recognized at the 8th Annual Breakfast of Champions as the 2022 Data Champion.

MCAH's 2022 Data Champion: Jeremy Weinrick

May 2, 2022

Community Action Network Celebrates 58 Years of Service

Community Action Network Celebrates 58 Years of Service, 40 Years in Southwest Michigan

Community Action Network Celebrates 58 Years of Service

Apr 18, 2022

SMCAA Operations Manager Named to Class of 2022 for Moody on the Market's Bold Women of Business

First of its kind, the 2022 edition of Bold Women of Business recognizes female figures who are helping their organizations to grow, bring impact, and make a positive change.

SMCAA Operations Manager Named to Class of 2022 for Moody on the Market's Bold Women of Business

Apr 11, 2022

State of Michigan Proclamation: May 2022 is Community Action Month

Governor Whitmer signs a proclamation acknowledging Community Action Month and the work Community Action Agencies do for Michigan families.

State of Michigan Proclamation: May 2022 is Community Action Month

Dec 21, 2021

Holiday food sharing program benefits 400 families in Twin Cities

Whirlpool Corp. employees Theresa Dunten, left, and Kathy Craig join volunteers from the city of Benton Harbor and the PGA of America to help distribute turkeys, chicken and holiday food to families Monday at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Benton Harbor.

Holiday food sharing program benefits 400 families in Twin Cities

Dec 16, 2021

Applications for Southwest Michigan holiday food drive due Friday

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad loads a turkey into a trunk during the holiday food giveaway program in 2020.

Applications for Southwest Michigan holiday food drive due Friday

Dec 14, 2021

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency teams up with community sponsors to give back this holiday season for sixth year in a row

The Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (SMCAA) announced its sixth-annual Holiday Food Sharing Program sponsored by the City of Benton Harbor, the PGA of America and Whirlpool Corporation.

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency teams up with community sponsors to give back this holiday season for sixth year in a row

Oct 28, 2021

Benton Harbor residents speak out after elevated levels of lead found in the water

"We have a national crisis here, the urgency is not happening."

Benton Harbor residents speak out after elevated levels of lead found in the water

Oct 18, 2021

Whirlpool Corporation appliance donation aids Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency in their mission to support those in need

"This is our job—community action— and this is what we do. It’s also important to the clients that we serve, so we appreciate all that Whirlpool has done for us.”

Whirlpool Corporation appliance donation aids Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency in their mission to support those in need

Oct 8, 2021

SMCAA Operations Manager Named to Class of 2021 for Moody on the Market's 40 Under 40

It’s time for the 2021 edition of the 40 Under 40, a prestigious recognition program reserved exclusively for professionals under the age of 40.

SMCAA Operations Manager Named to Class of 2021 for Moody on the Market's 40 Under 40

Oct 6, 2021

State of Michigan increases availability of free bottled water for Benton Harbor city residents, recommends use out of an abundance of caution as efforts accelerate to address lead levels

Federal, state, local and community agencies’ efforts accelerated to provide increased bottled water, educate public and replace aging drinking water infrastructure

State of Michigan increases availability of free bottled water for Benton Harbor city residents, recommends use out of an abundance of caution as efforts accelerate to address lead levels