CAPIC 2018 - 2019 Donors:
Eric Agneta
Jonathan Alpert
American Red Cross
Dolores Benoit
Stacy Brustin & Jeffrey Gutman
Shayna Butler
Margie Castro
Angie Catrone
Chelsea Public Schools
Lonny Christopher
Anton’s Cleaners
Leslie Clyne-DeCicco
Shawn Collie
Dennis & Regina Collyer
Colwen Hotels
Dan Cortez
Joseph & Ann Marie Cronin
Jennifer Randall Crosby
Arthur T. Cummings Elementary School
(3rd, 4th, & 5th grades)
Daniel Cunningham & Mary Hennessey
Francis Cunningham
D’Avio’s Lynnfield
Lt. Daniel Delaney
Pasquale & Jennie DeMarco
Heather DePinho
Darlene DeVita
Sen. Sal DiDomenico
Patty Dilkey
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Double Tree by Hilton
Caroline Ellenbird
Eversource Energy Foundation
Ricardo Figueroa
Daysi Fuentes
Aleida & Jeffrey Gibson
Thom Gilligan, CEO, Marathon Tours & Travel
Global Oil – Eric Slifka
Mike Groom
Ann Guange
Gina Guange
Lynn Haddard
Cary Havey
Guillermo Hodge
Debbie & Jim Keefe
Jen Kelly
IBEW Local 103
Kids Clothes Club
Las Carnitas de Montecristo Restaurant
Aldo & Tina Lavillotti
John Letizia
Edgar Lopez, Boston Paper
Marine Toys for Tots
Jordana Mather
Kelly McClory
W. Thomas & Elizabeth Meier
Devin Melanson
Glenn Messinger, Baldor Boston
Mi Salvador Mexican Restaurant
Kate Moore
Brianna Moschella
Karen Moschella
Gavin & Janet Monagle
Muffin Town
National Grid
New Life Christian Center Chelsea
- Pastors Elliot & Evelyn Penn
Off Broadway Dance Studio
Overland Family
Jason Owens (Roca)
Nadine Peters
Mary Jane Restuccia
Scott Renton
Robert Repucci
Ruben Rodriguez
Yamir Rodriguez
Marc Rossi, Esq.
Kathy Ruggieri/Chiaro Corp.
Herman Ruiz
Saint Agnes Church (Arlington, MA)
Salem Five Bank
Darlene Sarno
Starina Design
Jack Satter House
Stop '& Shop Community Bag Program
William Schmidt
Laura Spitz
Those Who Can for Those In Need
Luis Tejada
John Timulty
Rosita Toledo
Carol Tye
St. Jean’s Credit Union
Delia Valentin-Agneta
Gladys Valentin-Agneta
Gloria Valentin
Michael & Krissi Valentin
Jay Velez
Damali Vidot
Edward & Lorraine Webber
Mary-Kate Welby
Philip & Debra Wick
Kerry & Mark Wolfgang
Wyndham Hotel
Carol Zuzula

Welcome to CAPIC

The mission of Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) is to identify and address through partnerships, advocacy, and community engagement, the needs problems, and concerns of individuals and families to empower them to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.

CAPIC ANNOUNCEMENT - New Executive Director

October 15, 2019
Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) is pleased to announce that Richelle Cromwell of Chelsea was recently selected to succeed Bob Repucci as its Executive Director. The announcement follows a unanimous decision by the CAPIC Board of Directors to select Ms. Cromwell from among 46 applicants for the position. Ms. Cromwell brings to the organization over 40 years association with CAPIC. As past President of the Board of Directors, past Treasurer and Chairman of Finance and numerous committees, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience to bring the organization to new heights. Bob Repucci will continue to serve the communities as Executive Director of the Winnisimmet Real Estate Inc., where he will develop strategies to preserve tenancies for lowest income area families.


October 07, 2019
The CAPIC Board of Directors conducted their 52nd Annual meeting of the Corporation on September 26, 2019. Elected, as Board President was Charles Randall of Winthrop; Lanre Olusekun of Revere as Vice President; Louis Ciarlone of Revere as Treasurer and Angie Catrone of Revere as Clerk. Outgoing President Richelle Cromwell of Chelsea was recognized for her past service.

Also, elected to the Board was Pastor Elliot Penn of the New Life Christian Center, and Ricky Velez of Chelsea Community Access, representing the Private Sector-Faith-Based and Limited-Income, Chelsea sector respectively. CAPIC welcomes both new members to the Board.

CAPIC is governed by a twenty-one member, community-based Board of Directors, comprised of representatives from public, private, and limited-income sectors of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. CAPIC’s Board establishes policy for implementing the Agency’s mission to promote self-sufficiency for all individuals and families.

CAPIC’s Special Board Meeting

October 03, 2019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CAPIC Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:00am at CAPIC’s main office, located at 100 Everett Avenue, Unit 14, Chelsea.

CAPIC’s Monthly Meeting

October 01, 2019
The Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) Board of Directors will conduct their monthly meeting on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00pm. The meeting will be held at CAPIC’s Main Office, 100 Everett Avenue, Unit 14, Chelsea. The public is invited to attend.

CAPIC Head Start is Now Accepting Applications

July 09, 2019
CAPIC Head Start is accepting applications for the school year that will begin in September 2019. Head Start is a FREE. comprehensive preschool program for families in Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop who meet income requirements. Children between the ages of 3-5 receive a full range of educational experiences designed to prepare them to enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed. Families and children also benefit from family engagement activities, health services, nutrition programs, and special need services. Half-day and full-day programs are available. The full-day program in Chelsea provides services to families who are working or going to school, and/or have a voucher or other state subsidy. Extended day hours; 7:30 - 5:30 (vouchers accepted). Limited transportation may be offered for children who are subsidized by particular contracts.

Head Start Center Locations:

67 Crescent Avenue
Irene O’Connell Center
65 Nahant Avenue
Rose Street Center
Rose Street
EB Newton School
45 Pauline Street

Please call CAPIC Head Start’s central office number to apply or to learn more about the program at 617-889-5690, ext. 2400.

September 23, 2019

CAPIC Board of Director’s members Luis Tejada, Chelsea City Councilor and Dr. Hong Chen-Cheung, MGH Chelsea Health Center recently toured Agency programs with Bob Repucci, CAPIC’s Executive Director. The tour included visits to CAPIC’s Representative Payee Program, Energy Services, Child Development Center, After School Program and the Head Start Program. Members had the opportunity to interact with staff and meet some of the program participants.

April 10, 2019

Dear Friends CAPIC's Executive Director, Robert Repucci, was honored by the Chelsea City Council for his 47 years of service to the City of Chelsea and those in need.

February 11, 2019

Dear Friends Thanks to the thoughtfulness of Luis Tejada and the wonderful people from Century 21 Realtors, CAPIC and Executive Director Robert Repucci were recognized by the Boston Bruins Foundation last evening at the game against the Flyers. CAPIC was highlighted on the scoreboard for our work and the Executive Director got the ride of a lifetime on the Zamboni!

Thanks again to Luis Tejada and Century 21 Realtors.
October 28, 2018


December 01, 2018
CAPIC would like to thank Senator Sal DiDomenico for his wonderful donation of toys for families in need during this holiday season. We appreciate his on-going support of the local community.

CAPIC’s 51st Annual Meeting

October 01, 2018
On September 27, 2018, the Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) Board of Directors conducted their 51st meeting of the Corporation. The meeting was conducted at the CAPIC After School Program facility in Chelsea. The meeting was attended by members of the Board, staff, and community stakeholders. Elected for a one-year term as President was Richelle Cromwell of Chelsea, with Lanre Olusekun of Revere elected as Vice President, Louis Ciarlone of Revere elected as Treasurer and Angie Catrone of Revere as Clerk.

CAPIC’s Executive Director Bob Repucci presented the 51st Annual Report to the Corporation and highlighted the accomplishments of the year, which included providing comprehensive support services to over 13,000 persons.

In the Awards segment of the meeting, the Agency recognized employees who completed various years of service, which included: 5 Years: Robert Rock, Bus Driver, Nexi Romero, Child Development Center Teacher; 10 Years: Angela Baez, Child Development Center Teacher; 15 Years: Walkiria Davila, Child Development Center Receptionist, Nancy Galeas, Child Development Center Teacher, Julie Lopilato, Child Development Center Lead Teacher, Lillian Rodriguez, Child Development Center Lead Teacher, Maricza Santizo, Child Development Center Assistant Program Director, Karen Verde, Child Development Center Teacher; 20 Years: Anthony Letizia, Energy Program Manager, Patricia Moore, Head Start Lead Teacher, Lee Nugent, Responsible Payee/Emergency Services Program Director, Cynthia Chipman, Head Start Lead Teacher, Sandra DeAmelio, Head Start Lead Teacher, Rosa Valenzuela, Head Start Assistance Teacher, Angela Wesley, Head Start Assistance Teacher; 25 Years: John Letizia, Director of Finances, Joanne Stone-Libon, Head Start Director, Kerry Wolfgang, Director of Planning, Development, & Operations; and 30 Years: Debra Nelson, Purchasing Coordinator.

CAPIC’s Annual Emerline Cromwell Memorial Scholarship went to Gloria Valentin of Chelsea, with the Annual Rose and Virginia Mikaelian Memorial Scholarship going to Gerald Jean Charles of Revere. The annual William R. Restuccia Memorial Scholarships were awarded to CAPIC Employees Silvia Perez and Nexi Romero.
2017 Community Awards were presented to Gerry McCue of the Chelsea Public School Department; Global Oil (Sean Driscoll on behalf of Eric Slifka, CEO), and Richard Antonellis, Jr., Business Agent of Local 103 IBEW (Louis Ciarlone accepted on behalf of Richard Antonellis, Jr.) for their dedication and continued support of the local community and individuals and families in need. CAPIC is grateful for their compassion and active role in working to improve the quality of life for all residents.

Response to the Franklin Avenue fire in Revere

July 24, 2018
On, September 17, 2018, CAPIC Emergency Program staff joined other concerned agencies, the Revere Police Department, Revere Public School Department personnel, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Mayor Arrigo, as well as other local government representatives at the Revere High School Auditorium to provide immediate relief to victims of the Franklin Avenue. The fire left approximately 100 people homeless.
CAPIC is currently working to provide direct support services to those in need. To date, CAPIC has provided 12 families with temporary housing/shelter and 30 individuals/families with gift cards to purchase food and basic necessities. CAPIC is also providing clothing and other donated items to fire victims. If you would like to make a donation please contact Lee Nugent, Emergency Program Director at 617-884-6130, ext. 104.