Fall CFS Newsletter

With the Fall coming to an end we are excited to share some of the highlights from our Career and Family Service Team! To read more, click on the newsletter icon below.

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Newsletters | Career & Family Services

In the spring of 2023, LEAP will begin rolling out seasonal Career & Family Services newsletters highlighting the programs and services available to Washington County, NY residents. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. Click on the seasonal icon for the newsletter.      

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Garden Hacks: Free Plants? Here’s How

Garden Hacks   The LEAP Community Garden is scheduled to open on June 1, 2023, and we’re working away to get ready. We are currently accepting volunteers, donors & sponsors, and folks looking to access a garden plot of their own! Email Amanda Altheiser, Emergency Services Coordinator today at [email protected] or call 518-746-2391!   Check […]

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American Sign Language at Cambridge Head Start [Times Union]

The team of educators and advocates at the LEAP Head Start Center in Cambridge, NY got creative in addressing the Covid-Era language and communication delays across their little learners. Follow the link to read more about the new program and how it is helping children and families across Southern Washington County. READ MORE HERE! 

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LEAP Announces Community Giving Boxes in Washington County

On a bright, cold Friday afternoon last week, LEAP staff, volunteers, and community members came together to unveil the first of multiple Community Giving Boxes across Washington County. These boxes, located at LEAP Head Start / Early Head Start Centers in Hudson Falls, Whitehall, and Cambridge, will allow neighbors in need to access personal hygiene […]

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LEAP Volunteers | Kresney Facin

LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community action agency serving the residents of Washington County, NY. For over fifty years, LEAP, formerly known as the Economic Opportunity Council in Washington County, has provided crucial services to low- and middle-income families facing generational and situational poverty. In that time, LEAP has successfully operated the Head Start and […]

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Announcing LEAP Volunteers!

LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community action agency serving the residents of Washington County, NY. For over fifty years, LEAP, formerly known as the Economic Opportunity Council in Washington County, has provided crucial services to low- and middle-income families facing generational and situational poverty. In that time, LEAP has successfully operated the Head Start and […]

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American Red Cross Award

Message from American Red Cross: Greetings, 2021 continued to be a struggle, but I wanted to take a moment to recognize you and the L.E.A.P team for all the hard work, dedication, and passion in training so many how to save a life in 2021. Kindly see the attached certificate for Top Provider, graciously and […]

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L.E.A.P. Career Center connecting Washington County Employers and Job-Seekers

L.E.A.P.  Is a proud partner of the American Job Center network and the designated Career Center for Washington County. Our One-Stop Center provides assistance to adult and youth job seekers including dislocated workers, veterans, and others that are unemployed or looking to change careers.  Employment Counselors assist clients with career exploration, resume writing, interest inventories, […]

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Governor Hochul Announces Series of Universal Mask Requirements: Face Coverings Now Required at State-Regulated Child Care Facilities for Children Ages Two and Up, All Staff and Visitors

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced that masks will now be required in all state-regulated child care and day care centers in New York for children ages 2 and up, and for all staff and visitors. Masks will also be needed at state-regulated residential and congregate day programs.   […]

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L.E.A.P. Makes A Difference: Feedback from Clients, Parents, and Partners

L.E.A.P. staff get to see the incredible impact of our programs and services each day!  Would you like to read some of the feedback we’ve received in the past year? To view these comments and more, please click this link for the two-page document:  Feedback about L.E.A.P. 2019-2020 “I went to the L.E.A.P. office, and […]

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L.E.A.P. Head Start Program Director Patricia Salvarezza has been with the program 33 years, a dozen other staff members have a decade or more of dedicated service

As Head Start Awareness Month comes to a close, we’d like to tell you about over a dozen staff members that have been with L.E.A.P. Head Start for a decade or longer!   Yes, that’s impressive!  Why does it matter? Staff longevity and retention means that children will receive consistent education and support from qualified […]

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L.E.A.P.’s Black Lives Matter Message

This year has been unlike anything we have ever experienced as a community or as an organization, beginning with the pandemic, followed by funding scares, and, most recently, the civil unrest surrounding the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. It requires us to evaluate how we will move […]

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