HISTORY


1986

Our Beginning

MEAC began in 1986 as a collaboration between twelve community churches along with the Madisonville Community Council to consolidate community resources to better serve our neighbors.

2003

Expanded Service Area

MEAC expanded service to several of our neighboring communities to include the 45226, 45208, and 45209 zip codes - the Oakley, East End, and Hyde park areas.

2007

Partnership

With help from the Ohio Benefit Bank, MEAC was able to expand services to assist clients with filling out applications for public benefits including food stamps and other state and federal programs.

2009

Preschool Literacy Program

We began offering a preschool literacy program for children ages 3-5.

2010

Childhood Literacy

MEAC’s Early Literacy Program was established at Madisonville’s John P. Parker School for students in Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd grade.  This program exposes children who are not reading at their grade level to a variety of instructional techniques that will raise their reading accuracy, increase their reading comprehension and promote a lifetime love of reading.

2015

Expanding Programs

Facility Renovation - MEAC along with the support of Eastminster Presbyterian Church completes a major renovation project in the church building.  This renovation doubles the space of the MEAC Marketplace (formerly Food Pantry and Boutique), adds a much needed elevator to help with operations and service our clients who need this service and adds space for offices of MEAC staff.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati - MEAC began a collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati at the John P. Parker Elementary School for after-school program focused on increasing student’s skills in reading, math, and social development.

Cincinnati Works Partnership - Cincinnati Works – a non-profit that brings hope and encouragement to people living in poverty while assisting them in advancing to self-sufficiency through employment through a network of job services and employer partnership – establishes a satellite office at MEAC.