Meet Our New Executive Director

L.E.A.P. is pleased to announce this exciting and well-deserved staff promotion. In 2015 Traci Ross joined L.E.A.P., a non-profit, Community Action agency that has served all of Washington County for more than 50 years. In her former role at L.E.A.P. as Director of Head Start/Early Head Start programs she instituted a professional development model for staff, […]

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The First Fall Festival

As the leaves begin to change in the North Country, L.E.A.P’s Policy Council celebrated the start of the season with our first ever Fall Festival! This fundraiser was planned almost entirely by the group of volunteer parents who make up the council. Planning and pulling off a fundraiser is no easy feat but their hard […]

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School is in Session

The air has started cooling off in the north country and students have returned to school. Summers always pass too quickly in northern New York and the freedom of those few months seems long gone. For parents the pace of life picks up with drop-offs, pick-ups, sports, and homework. For students the transition into the school […]

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Community Connections

Who do you call when the day is over and things haven’t gone your way? Does your family come to the rescue when your child needs a babysitter or finances get tight? Imagine not having these resources in your life. Imagine coming home from work to find you forgot to pay the electric bill and […]

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Just get a job?

We’ve all felt like Charlie Kelly on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The idea of going out and finding a job is much easier than the actual act itself. Whether you’re flipping through the newspaper or checking the internet, starting a new career or looking for a position in your field, finding the right job takes time, energy, […]

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A Week at the Fair

For one week each year in August, families, vendors, and carnival folk make their temporary home at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Preparation for this week begins well ahead of the annual Washington County Fair. Weeks ahead of time families and farms prepare their livestock for showing, vendors determine what items will be offered at their […]

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We Are LEAP!

After working for over a year on our brand, we are happy to announce Washington County Economic Opportunity Council is LEAP!

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