Newcap Story

Newcap, Inc., is a locally controlled, private, not-for-profit, human services organization incorporated as a Community Action Agency (CAA) in 1965, serving the needs of low-income people in northeast Wisconsin. The Corporation is governed by a policymaking board of 30 directors made up of representatives from (1) the low-income population, (2) elected public officials, and (3) members of the private sector.

The directors represent the following ten Wisconsin-area counties: Vilas, Oneida, Langlade, Menominee, Forest, Florence, Marinette, Oconto, Shawano, and Brown. Newcap is 1 of 16 CAAs in Wisconsin and nearly 1,000 in the country. The federally mandated mission of CAAs is to work toward the elimination of the causes of poverty by enabling and assisting low-income people to attain skills, motivation, and opportunities necessary for them to become self-sufficient and independent. In addition, each CAA, including Newcap, may have their own unique mission statement that may differ from agency to agency.