MYCAP - Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership - once known as Youngstown Area Community Action Agency is a non-profit organization incorporated by the state of Ohio in 1965. It was established for the express purpose of mobilizing and utilizing resources to increase the quality of life for low-income residents of Mahoning County.

MYCAP's Mission is to work with stakeholders, families and individuals to sustain and foster opportunities for a quality of life for everyone that reflects the values and opportunities of our city and county through job development, housing, education and services that promote less dependency and more self-sufficiency.

MYCAP's Vision is to implement, coordinate and deliver quality programs and services providing ways to overcome barriers of social and economic poverty for moderate to low-income individuals, children and families throughout Youngstown and Mahoning County.


Board Chair
Dr. Ben McGee
Vice Chair
Finance & Personnel Committee Chair
Violeta Aguirre
Board Secretary, Chair of Creative Programming & Innovative Funding
Rosetta Carter
Planning, Program & Governance
Mr. James Echement
Senior Services Committee


  1. Charles Baldwin
  2. Erin Bishop
  3. Stacia Brown
  4. Valerie Burney
  5. Ruth Charles
  6. Ann Davis
  7. Elsa Gottfried
  8. Vinnie Kelly
  9. Alexandria Montaz
  10. Philip Puryear
  11. Rev. Kenneth Simon
  12. Dr. Rosie Taylor
  13. Melissa Wasko
  14. Tanisha Wheeler
  15. Mark Williams
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1325 5th Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44504