For more than 30 years, MEAC has Provided vital services to assist individuals and families who reside in Madisonville and the surrounding communities.

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Our mission is to offer help and hope to our neighbors in crisis by meeting their basic needs and providing education that enables them to navigate their way out of poverty.

History

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.

EXPANDED SERVICE AREA

In 2003, 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.

PARTNERSHIP

In 2007, 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.

PRESCHOOL LITERACY PROGRAM

In 2009, we began offering a preschool literacy program for children ages 3-5.

CHILDHOOD LITERACY

In 2010, 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.

RENOVATION and expansion in 2015

Facility Renovation - Along with the support of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, MEAC completed a major renovation project in the church building.  This renovation doubled the space of the MEAC Marketplace (formerly Food Pantry and Boutique), added a much needed elevator to help with operations and service to our clients, and created additional office space for 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.

NEW LEADERSHIP

In July of 2017, Jen Baker became the Executive Director at MEAC, after serving as the ED at Education Matters and Community Matters in Lower Price Hill for ten years.