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05-28-2014 08:00:00 AM

Many Community Action Agencies offer Head Start pre-school programs, knowing that early childhood education helps to combat poverty. Also started as part of the War on Poverty, Head Start provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.


The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership's (MYCAP) Head Start program has shown how it truly benefits children and gives them a head start in life. One shining example is Clemente Rodriguez who attended MYCAP's Head Start program in 2004 at the age of four. 

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 May 2014
Agency Happenings

IMPACT Community Action Part of Innovative Learning Cluster


The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) - a non-profit organization that empowers low- and moderate-income households to build and preserve assets by advancing policies and programs that help them achieve the American dream - launched an innovative Learning Cluster this year with 11 organizations throughout the country, including IMPACT Community Action in Franklin County.  


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Agency Happenings
Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs Wins Chamber Award


On Wednesday, May 7 the Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs (LACCA) received the Non-Profit of the Year award from the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce at their annual Awards Gala. LACCA was one of three area non-profit agencies in the running for the prestigious award, which they also won at the inaugural awards gala in 1998. 

Agency Happenings
Lorain County Community Action Agency Helps Families Grow Nutritious Eating Habits 


The Lorain County Community Action Agency's (LCCAA) Head Start program has partnered with the Family Garden Initiative (FGI) to offer families free gardens to improve their nutrition starting right in their own backyards.  


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Agency Happenings
MYCAP Head Start Receives Letter from President Obama

The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) Head Start class at McCartney Learning Center Classroom 2 recently sent a letter to United States President Barack Obama and they received a nice response! Following are the two letters: