Commemorating 50 Years of Community Action

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On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, legislation that initiated a number of educational, employment and training programs – including Community Action and Head Start.  Fifty years later, Community Action continues to be a vital resource for low-income individuals.  More than 1,000 agencies across the country provide a broad range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of their home communities.

Community Action Planning Council needs your help to commemorate 50 Years of Community Action.  Please contribute an item for inclusion in a time capsule, designated to be opened in the year 2039.  Items should be related to Community Action and should exemplify Community Action’s role in the community.  Photos, news clippings, artwork from former Head Start/Universal Pre-K students, and other memorabilia will be accepted.

The agency will host a time capsule dedication ceremony on June 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM at 518 Davidson Street, during which the ground will be broken and the contents of the time capsule will be viewed.

Anyone with Community Action related photos or memorabilia to share is invited to contact Dawn Cole at dcole@capcjc.org or 315.782.4900, ext. 250 Items must be received by June 13, 2014.

Time Capsule Stone Marker

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High-Quality Preschool = Wise Investment

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Members of five nonprofit membership organizations have produced a video touting the benefits of high-quality preschool. The nonprofit organizations comprise the unique and powerful voices of business, retired military leaders, law enforcement, faith, and sports.  Take a look at the video below … and consider the benefits of high-quality preschool.  

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2014 Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

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May 9, 2014, is Provider Appreciation Day, a special day to recognize child care providers, school-age program staff, child care center directors and staff.  It is estimated that nearly 11 million children under age 5 are cared for by 2.8 million child care providers in the United States.

Locally, over 600 child care providers in Jefferson and Lewis Counties plan and deliver Registered and Licensed care for our children.  Many more provide Army Child and Youth Services regulated on-post care on Fort Drum. Children, parents, and employers depend on our child care providers. May 9 is the day to recognize the hard work and dedication of these providers and to acknowledge their contributions to quality care.

Professionals in the child care industry are often unrecognized, and under-valued. This day offers an opportunity for parents and others in our community to thank child care providers. We at Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project, a program of Community Action Planning Council, are proud to be associated with these dedicated people and to support their work. Partnering with parents, community members, and advocates for high-quality care we say, “Thank you for your commitment to building a stronger future for our families and our community!”

A group of Jefferson and Lewis County child care providers got together to celebrate Provider Appreciation Day with Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project staff at Community Action Planning Council on May 1.

A group of Jefferson and Lewis County child care providers got together to celebrate Provider Appreciation Day with Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project staff at Community Action Planning Council on May 1. A group of Jefferson and Lewis County child care providers got together to celebrate Provider Appreciation Day with Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project staff at Community Action Planning Council on May 1.

 

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