Thoughts From the CEO

The Council for Economic Opportunities’ President and CEO, Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm, has the honor of meeting a lot of Clevelanders. Now, she’s sharing the stories she’s hearing from them with you! Check out her new blog, where she’ll share her experiences with clients, partners and others in Greater Cleveland.

Read the Blog Here

Give Your Child a Head Start

We are now enrolling for the 2017-18 preschool year.
CALL TODAY TO ENROLL: (216) 589-9922

All of our centers are four-and-five star rated by the State of Ohio’s Step Up to Quality initiative and are certified by PRE4CLE, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s quality preschool initiative.
To learn more about the talented team members that lead the Head Start Centers click here.

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We Invest in People

We’ll meet with you to address any immediate needs then identify some life goals. Do you want to enroll your child in preschool to get him or her on a path to success early in life? Are you unemployed and looking for a job? Do you want to go back to school to get a college degree? Are you having trouble paying the bills and making ends meet?  Whatever your challenges are, we will work with you on solutions.

We Nurture Success

We provide health + dental screenings, emphasize the importance of nutrition + exercise, promote family engagement, teach new skills and will work with you to sharpen key abilities. We offer free workshops on topics from managing time better to improving self-esteem. We will encourage you to walk taller and prepare you to get the job you are seeking. We instill confidence, you can do it!

We Transform Lives

We are teachers, family development specialists, job coaches, case managers, nutritionists, program monitors and school bus drivers. We are someone to talk with and share your dreams.  We hope to inspire you, and we are rooting for your success. Take the first step today, and meet with a family development specialist to discover how, together, we can develop your plan for a brighter future so that all of Greater Cleveland succeeds, one very important person at a time (that’s YOU).

Enroll your child in Head Start for the 2017-2018 school year. Apply online now, or call (216) 589-9922. Give your child a Head Start today.

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Stories of Progress + Success

Join us on the upcoming Big Walks!

The Council for Economic Opportunities’ Big Walks are coming up! Staff will be in YOUR neighborhood, talking about Head Start, helping you enroll your child and promoting upcoming workshops and events. The annual Big Walks allow people in the Greater Cleveland...

Head Start dads take on staff during Hoop it Up event

Parents and staff at the Council for Economic Opportunities laced up their sneakers and hit the pavement for the “Hoop it Up” event at Willard Head Start on Friday. The Hoop it Up event invited parents to participate in a basketball tournament, with the...

The Council’s Neighborhood Opportunity Centers host Open Houses

May is Community Action Month, so to celebrate, the Council for Economic Opportunities held open houses at each of its Neighborhood Opportunity Centers. The open houses were held at each NOC location, and provided the public with the opportunity to see the facilities,...

The Council for Economic Opportunities’ impact 2015

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Number of Head Start children + families enrolled

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