L.E.A.P. Executive Director Traci Ross and Outreach and Development Coordinator Jennifer Frigolette on “I’m In with the ARCC” Radio Show October 2, 2020

On Wednesday, September 30th, L.E.A.P. Executive Director Traci Ross and Outreach & Development Coordinator Jennifer Frigolette joined “I’m in with the ARCC” radio show host Amanda Blanton on skype to tape an interview that was broadcast on October 2, 2020 on Talk!1450AM WWSC and 93.1FM.  Amanda asked Jennifer about her first eight weeks at L.E.A.P., […]

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L.E.A.P. Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) ends on a positive note despite COVID challenges

L.E.A.P. would like to congratulate our 19 youth participants on completing the 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program!  As Washington County’s American Job Center, L.E.A.P. facilitates this annual program which allows eligible youth ages 14-20 to gain valuable work experience and learn new skills while earning a paycheck. The program typically runs from late June to […]

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L.E.A.P.’s Executive Director encourages everyone to complete the Census by September 30th

L.E.A.P.’s Executive Director Traci Ross would like to remind you that we need your help!  Please go to   my2020census.gov   before September 30th and ask all your friends, family members, colleagues, and co-workers to do the same. Traci has over twenty years of experience working in human services, specifically child welfare and non-profit business administration, and has […]

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Jennifer Frigolette L.E.A.P.s into New Position as Outreach & Development Coordinator!

L.E.A.P. would like to congratulate Jennifer Frigolette on being hired as Outreach and Development Coordinator!  Located in Fort Edward, L.E.A.P. is a non-profit community action agency that serves all of Washington County and has been aiding individuals and families in defining and reaching their goals economically, educationally, and more for over 50 years.  Our services […]

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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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Get the Holiday Season Started with Giving Tuesday

It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and the official start of the Holiday Season. As you begin thinking about what to give to your loved ones this year, L.E.A.P. hopes that your giving spirit will extend to those beyond your friends and family. The holidays can be a very difficult time of the year for those […]

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#Thankful

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the holidays approaching many of us will be taking stock of how far we’ve come this year, getting ready to spend time with family, and thinking about what we are thankful for. We have a lot to be thankful for at L.E.A.P, starting with our rewarding […]

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A Morning With My Friends at Head Start

Walking into our River Street Head Start Center, I was greeted by smiling faces of our staff and children excited to start their school day. At L.E.A.P’s Head Start Center teachers refer to each other and their students as friends. I was introduced to my new friends as they came in and began their morning […]

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5 Jobs that are Perfect for Retired Workers

By Sharon Wagner Has retirement turned out to be less fulfilling than you expected? Are you finding that you need to bring in additional income? These days, there are more jobs than ever that can provide you with flexibility, add purpose to your life, keep you physically and socially active, and help you strengthen your […]

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Dislocated and Confused

Being unemployed for any period of time can be scary, stressful and tiring. All these feelings only increase the longer you are without work in your desired field. After a while, looking for a job may seem hopeless. The Employment Counselors in L.E.A.P’s Adult Employment program understand these struggles and they have solutions! As one […]

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Finishing High School is an Easy TASC!

Did you know High School Completion Rates are at the highest they’ve ever been in American history? According to 2000 U.S. Census, 90% of citizens age 25 and up have graduated with a High School Diploma or GED. Having a high school degree opens up so many doors, putting you in a better financial position […]

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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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