Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, camera, action!

Hi, I’m Cheryl Detrick the President and Chief Executive Officer of Newcap.  If you’d like to learn more about me, click here.

Welcome to our new website and our new blog! I hope you return often to learn more about our programs, our communities, and our people – both inside the organization as staff, our Board of Directors, those we serve, and those we partner with them in our communities.  You can learn about some of our staff here and our board here.

This new site is designed to be a source of help, hope, and resources. 

It won’t always be my “voice” you read when you visit our blog.  It will usually be other people’s voices. And that is what community action is about – other people’s voices. Community action is about helping people and changing lives. One of the ways we do that is by learning from others and about others.  I’ll pop in now and again, but I won’t bore you too often.

We hope this blog will give you information, make you think, and hopefully occasionally make you laugh. We are all in this together and laughter helps everything. We are very serious about what we do, very cognizant of the responsibility community action bears within our communities for those who need us, and serious about the difficulties facing our communities . . . but we are never serious about ourselves.

Community action is facing numerous challenges from those who don’t understand the vital role we play and we have a lot of work to do in order to make sure we get the word out.

Welcome . . . come back often!