CLEVELAND, OH (February 27, 2017) – The National Head Start Association has postponed its scheduled February 28 Cleveland visit with the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. Its Executive Director Yasmina Vinci is needed in Washington D.C. to monitor federal budget developments as President Donald J. Trump prepares to address a Joint Session of Congress.
“Given the budget instructions President Trump sent today to federal agencies, I am postponing my visit to CEOGC to remain in Washington and continue advocating for robust funding on behalf of the nearly one million vulnerable children Head Start serves each year,” said Yasmina Vinci. “I was energized by the prospect of visiting with Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm and the CEOGC executive team who transformed the agency’s 14 Head Start locations, nearly all of which are operating with five-star ratings as certified by Ohio’s Step Up to Quality program. CEOGC’s commitment to continued innovation and excellence is transforming the delivery of quality, comprehensive, early learning services to Cleveland’s most vulnerable children and families.”
The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is a nonprofit organization and Ohio’s largest Community Action Agency that operates programs and services dedicated to transforming the lives of residents. The Council delivers education, personal and professional development programs and support services to residents of Cuyahoga County. Programs include Early Head Start (birth to three) Head Start (three – five years of age); individual assessments for classes and coaching sessions on topics including parenting, anger management and life skills; and professional development: job readiness, customer service training and job placement. The Council also delivers the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). For more information visit ceogc.org.
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