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CEOGC Honored With National “Bright Spot” Award

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CEOGC?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#CEOGClt;/agt;–The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC) has
been recognized with the Bright Spot Award by the National Head Start
Association (NHSA) for continuously being an example of high-quality
service to the community in Cuyahoga County.

CEOGC joins nine other Head Start programs across the country receiving
recognition from the NHSA as a part of their multi-year narrative
project, “Standing Strong, Staying United: Strengthening Every Head
Start Community.” The project’s purpose is to further advocate for
policy changes that enable CEOGC to continue to support at-risk children
and families, helping them to succeed.

As an award recipient, CEOGC is granted a monetary gift of $1,500 and
will act as an ambassador for the NHSA, highlighting best practices in
the industry by hosting a community forum on March 26, 2019. The event
will feature a documentary film on early education titled, “Early
Childhood is NO SMALL MATTER.” The film is designed to kick-start public
conversation on the importance of early care and education; taking
viewers on a journey inside the brains of young children. A
representative of CEOGC will also be invited to attend the Annual Head
Start Conference in San Antonio next spring to share outcomes of the
forum with peer agencies.

“The Bright Spot Award is such a great honor in which to participate,”
said Dr. Thea Wilson, Vice President of Children & Families at CEOGC.
“It gives us an avenue to give back to the community in regards to
information about early childhood education. We are planning the forum
for early in the spring of 2019.”

The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland is a
nonprofit organization and the Community Action Agency for Cuyahoga
County 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; job readiness, customer service training and job
placement. The Council also delivers the Home Energy Assistance Program
(HEAP). For more information, visit ceogc.org.

Contacts

Parrish Purnell at (216) 696 9077 ext. 515 or [email protected]

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