Megan Shreve named Anti-Poverty Advocate of the Year

The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania has named Megan Shreve, CEO of South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP) for the past 18 years, the “Anti-Poverty Advocate of the Year” in recognition of her exceptional advocacy and leadership efforts in support of anti-poverty and community development programs.

This award highlights Megan’s outstanding contributions, which have led to remarkable improvements in the lives of the community and families with low incomes in Adams and Franklin Counties.

SCCAP, a community-based organization with a comprehensive system of social care, plays a pivotal role in addressing the diverse needs of individuals and families in the region. Shreve’s visionary leadership has been instrumental in the organization’s ability to provide a wide range of services aimed at economic security and whole family well-being including food pantries, The Gleaning Project, housing and homeless services, childcare subsidies, WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) services, family services and case management, and Weatherization. SCCAP also actively engages in system-level advocacy and work for critical issues such as food security, affordable housing, economic mobility, and reentry services.

Shreve’s remarkable achievements extend beyond direct service provision. As the Board Chair of the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania and through other regional and statewide work, she has leveraged her influence to shape statewide policies and strategies aimed at reducing poverty and improving the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

Under Megan’s steadfast leadership, SCCAP has built strong partnerships with a wide array of funders, including healthcare organizations and government agencies, to ensure that vital social services are accessible to those who need them most. Furthermore, SCCAP enjoys incredible support from both individual and business donors within the community, highlighting the organization’s profound impact on the lives of those it serves and increasing the agency’s ability to make significant differences in the lives of local families.

Beck Moore, the CEO of the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP), expressed his admiration for Megan Shreve by stating, “So well deserved- Megan Shreve is one of the most inspiring leaders in our Community Action Association of Pennsylvania network and, frankly, in the country. Thankful to have her as our Board Chair and be in the work together.”

This award is a testament to Megan Shreve’s unwavering commitment to creating a better future for those living in poverty. Her vision, compassion, and relentless pursuit of social justice are shown by the work and the outcomes of the organization.

South Central Community Action Programs is also one of 100 nonprofit organizations participating in the Adams County Community Foundation’s Day of Giving on November 9th.  To learn more about how you can support SCCAP and other nonprofits on November 9th, visit

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tom mckenney
tom mckenney
6 months ago

Megan is a phenomenal leader. She can get so much done with little resources. We are so blessed to have this person in our community.

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