• NEWCAP has been serving those in need for over 50 years!
  • NEWCAP has been serving those in need for over 50 years!
  • NEWCAP has been serving those in need for over 50 years!
  • NEWCAP has been serving those in need for over 50 years!
  • NEWCAP has been serving those in need for over 50 years!
  • NEWCAP has been serving those in need for over 50 years!

The mission of NEWCAP, Inc., is to enable and assist individuals with limited income to attain the skills, motivation, and opportunities necessary for them to become self-sufficient and independent.

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(NEWCAP, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.)

News & Highlights

NEW CEO introduction

Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Cheryl Detrick. I was honored and humbled to begin as NEWCAP, Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer on January 4, 2016.

I joined 71 staff in 22 programs who all share my (almost pathological) need to make a difference.  I spent the first 15 years of my career in commercial residential construction (12 of them as the owner of construction company) and the next 15 years in non-profit management and leadership with 13 years in the chamber of commerce world.  During that 15 years, my passions were health and health improvement as well as helping people start businesses, assisting business owners and leaders to grow their business and themselves and diving deep in community development.  Those 30 years have combined together in this role at NEWCAP.   

I am also a proud geek ... A political geek (politics was my first love), a tech geek and a Sci Fi geek.  See? Geek!  

Fortunately for this political geek, as CEO at NEWCAP one of my key roles is advocacy.  

Advocacy involves supporting, speaking in favor of, arguing, or defending a cause of an individual or group of individuals. NEWCAP, as a CAA, is mandated by federal law to have as its primary mission the inclusion of advocacy services for low-income people. These services are essentially provided by all NEWCAP employees to some degree. Advocacy services involve, but are not limited to:

  • Researching causes of poverty.
  • Researching problems of poverty.
  • Determining if anti-poverty programs are working effectively.
  • Initiating and sponsoring efforts to provide otherwise unavailable services.
  • Coordinating and mobilizing resources.
  • Encouraging low-income people to make their needs known.
  • Attending public hearings, legislative functions, and gatherings that affect the lives of low-income people.
  • Educating the general population on issues concerning the low-income population.

I have spent my first 41 days meeting with each of our 72 staff at all 8 of our locations and "getting my head around" all of the parts and pieces of this diverse organization.  My next priority will be meeting with the individual members of our board of directors; elected officials in the counties, cities and villages we serve; directors of municipal departments we work with; other non-profit agencies and leaders of business and industry as well as community stakeholders - all of whom we work with already or seek to work with to meet our mission and improve our communities.

Watch this space.  Soon we will begin sharing 50 Stories of NEWCAP highlighting those who have benefited from the work of this organization over the first 50 years. I bet you will be delighted, touched and surprised by the breadth of these stories, I know I have been.

Reach out to me if you would like to help! Great strides have been made over the last 50 years, but tremendous work still remains.  I look forward to this journey!