MYCAP - Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership - once known as Youngstown Area Community Action Agency is a non-profit organization incorporated by the state of Ohio in 1965. It was established for the express purpose of mobilizing and utilizing resources to increase the quality of life for low-income residents of Mahoning County.

MYCAP's Mission is to work with stakeholders, families and individuals to sustain and foster opportunities for a quality of life for everyone that reflects the values and opportunities of our city and county through job development, housing, education and services that promote less dependency and more self-sufficiency.

MYCAP's Vision is to implement, coordinate and deliver quality programs and services providing ways to overcome barriers of social and economic poverty for moderate to low-income individuals, children and families throughout Youngstown and Mahoning County.


Board Chair
Dr. Ben McGee
Vice Chair
Atty. Christine Legow
Finance & Personnel Committee Chair
Atty Charles Mickens
Board Secretary, Chair of Creative Programming & Innovative Funding
Rosetta Carter
Planning, Program & Governance
Mr. James Echement
Senior Services Committee


  1. Violeta Aguirre
  2. Ruth Charles
  3. Ann Davis
  4. Anita Davis
  5. James Echement
  6. Jerome Franklin
  7. Alice Freeman
  8. Lewis Jackson
  9. Atty. Charles Mickens
  10. Alexandria Montaz
  11. Philip Puryear
  12. Reverend Kenneth Simon
  13. Tanisha Wheeler
  14. Mark Williams


  1. Energy Services Department
  2. Goals
  3. Heap Department
  4. Emergency & Planned Assistance
  5. Mahoning Senior Levy Programs
  6. Professional Development Center
  7. Administrative Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Shelia Triplett

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer of MYCAP

Marilyn Montes

Chief Operating Officer

MYCAP Board President

Dr. Ben McGee

Board President
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1325 5th Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44504



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