- Head Start/Early Head Start
- Community Action Youth Services (CAYS)
- Parent Child Centers
- Micro Business Development Program (MBDP)
- Community & Justice Programs
Head Start is a national program providing families and children quality educational opportunities since 1965. Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive, family-centered services for parents and children, with resources and referrals in the areas of health, nutrition, community resources and family support.Read More
Helping young people to achieve a constructive and rewarding adulthood is the overall goal of Northeast Kingdom Community Action Youth Services (CAYS). CAYS provide employment, housing, runaway and crisis intervention, outreach, life skills, and positive youth development services for young people, guide young people:Read More
NEKCA Parent Child Center North
NEKCA's Community Thrift Stores provide job training and work experience to members of the community seeking employment skills. The stores are staffed by participants in various state and local programs, including Reach up, the Vermont Associates and youth employment program. In addition to gaining training and experience in customer service and retail, participants have access to educational opportunities and career coaching.Read More
Outreach services, which include foodshelf, crisis fuel assistance, electrical disconnect assistance, emergency housing and other services, are available at numerous locations, including Newport, St Johnsbury, Canaan and Island Pond. See site listing for details, or call NEKCA's main number at 802.334.7316.Read More
Community Action Programs)
Serving Orleans, Essex and Caledonia Counties
Growing Vermont’s economy from within . . . One business at a time
Our mission statement is to provide technical assistance to low to moderate income Vermonters who own or intend to start a small business.Read More
NEKCA's Community and Justice programs provide both prevention programs and services to those who are already engaged in the criminal justice system.
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NEKCA - Northeast Kingdom Community Action
Pictured above are, from left to right, Ann Sparrow, NEKCA Head Start/Early Head Start Family and Community Partnerships Manager, Linda Michniewicz, NEKCA Head Start/Early Head Start Director and Senator Bobby Starr.
I am pleased to let you know that you were nominated by Julie Lamoureux, HS/EHS Administrative Services Manager, for an award that recognizes your dedication to advancing early childhood policy change through education and advocacy action. The nominating committee selected you to receive a $100 cash award during next Wednesday's ceremony at Early Childhood Day at the Legislature between 3:10 - 4:00. See the nomination below.
Thanks for your tireless work on behalf of children and families!
Best, Kelly Ault
Public Engagement Director
Vermont Early Childhood Alliance
Linda is the biggest proponent of education that I have ever known. I have worked with Linda for over 30 years. In that time she has worked in the capacity as Teacher (prior to 1990), Center Manager (1990-1995), Children's Services Manager (1995-2006) and Director (2006-Present) at Northeast Kingdom Community Action's Head Start/Early Head Start Program. This program offers early education services to children ages Prenatal to 5 and their families in Orleans, Essex and Caledonia Counties of Vermont. One of her responsibilities is to manage a budget of 2 million dollars and 75+ staff. Linda was appointed to the State Building Bright Futures Council and Steering Committee (2009-2013) by both Governor Douglas and Governor Shumlin . She has held a position on the Lake Region Union High School Board of Directors for a number of years, she is Justice of the Peace and on the Board of Civil Authority for the Town of Westmore, she is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has served on the Vermont Interagency Coordinating Council. Her dedication and the commitment she puts into al that she does makes her one of the biggest advocates of education for children and families in the State of Vermont.
NEKCA's Family Child Care Partnership Program enjoys a sleigh ride at the Missisquoi Valley Center in Newport Center on Feb. 19, 2014.
The Island Pond Head Start staff and children visited the Sunrise Manor and brought fruit baskets and wreaths. They also had a sledding party and luncheon.