CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston based anti-poverty agency has changed its name to try and revive its reputation, the organization's director said Wednesday.
Danny Scalise, chief executive officer of Capital Resource Agency, plans to announce the group has changed its name to EnAct at an annual board meeting Thursday. The agency's website already reflects the name change.
EnAct stands for "The Engine for Action" and signifies the group's proactive approach to fighting poverty, Scalise said.
"It's about solving the problem, not just sitting back and waiting for someone to come in and say 'I want you to give me some money', which we have done in the past," he said.
CRA's past is something Scalise wants to change.
The CRA was set up in 2007 to replace Multi-CAP, a nonprofit agency that declared bankruptcy in 2001. Multi-CAP's former director went to jail after pleading guilty to spending federal money on strippers and a trip to the Kentucky Derby.
Two years ago, the state seized control of CRA's weatherization program after investigators discovered widespread fraud.