Literacy Project Receives Award of Excellence

The federally funded Mentor Coach Project has been selected by Community Action's Board of Directors to be the recipient of the 2011 Award for Collaborative Excellence. This award is presented each year to a partner or organization that has donated funds, products, or volunteers to Community Action in order to provide increased or improved services.

Community Action was founded in 1970 to develop strategies to eliminate poverty and to serve low-income families and individuals in Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas. The mission and philosophy of the agency has been summarized as "Helping People Help Themselves."

USD 501 Sheldon Head Start and Community Action, Inc. Head Start have worked together for the past year, providing coaching support for home visitors and classroom teachers. The award will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center at 6 p.m. A staff member from Sheldon Head Start will accept the award.

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