What We Do
The nonprofit Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is the designated Community Action Agency for Cuyahoga County and operates one of the largest Head Start early childhood education programs in Ohio. We believe that every individual has the ability to reach his or her full potential. The Council is a recipient of Community Services Block Grant funding.
CEOGC’s mission is to propel educational attainment and economic self-sufficiency for multiple generations throughout Cuyahoga County.
In order for any of us to succeed, we must be met where we are in our life’s journey. What challenges do we face? What are our strengths? Once these are identified, an individual can be linked to an appropriate counselor, coach or teacher as well as others before them who have strived, been resilient and achieved their dreams. There is hope, and there is opportunity for a better life.
The Council serves residents of Cuyahoga County through:
Enrolling and teaching children and families in early childhood education.
Providing support services to address immediate needs like food and clothing. Discussing a plan to help individuals focus on their strengths to better themselves and their families in the long term.
Encouraging and teaching personal and professional development.
Assisting people with job placement and positions paying a living wage or higher.