Welcome to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee!

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and have served low-income and disadvantaged families for over 40 years. Community Action programs are designed to empower as well as provide opportunity to those who are not yet self-sufficient. Read More

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Community Minute Challenge

Hi everyone,

Thank you for your participation in our Community Minute Challenge. The team here at Tompkins Bank of Castile has enjoyed watching your videos. The contest will launch at 6am on Wednesday, 8/17 and all the videos will be available for viewing. I wanted to send you some screenshots and info for reference. This will be good to share with your employees and supporters. Remember – inviting people to like our page will help you get the votes you need to win! Last round’s winner posted on their own page frequently, asked supporters to share posts, and sent emails.

Please make sure to like our page, facebook.com/TompkinsBankofCastile/before this promotion begins.

Voting takes place starting 8/17, 6am and goes until 8/31 at 8:00pm.
Users may vote daily. Meaning, encourage your followers to go in every day and vote for you. Users can vote for multiple organizations on one day.

Mobile Devices:
People on mobile devices will need to access the voting platform via a link that we will be posting on the Facebook page. I will be posting this link with every post for the challenge noting that this is where mobile users must go. Desktop users can click this as well and get the same result. Here’s the link as well for your reference. http://woobox.com/dw9cgb

Desktop Users:
Users should click the “Community Minute Challenge” app I’ve circled in red below. There they will be prompted to Like our page if they have not already. Then they will be able to vote. Again, they can use the mobile link as well.

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Congratulations to Pam Wadhams!

Pam Wadhams, Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. Head Start Early Childhood Education and Disability Services Manager has completed the distinguished UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program, at the UCLA School of Management in Los Angeles, California. Pam was one of 41 applicants selected to participate in this specialized 2 week program. Head Start leaders from a variety of pro-grams, states and positions were selected, based upon their background, skills and leadership abilities. There was extensive course work, including lectures, assignments and small group discussion, as well as development of an individual project called a MIP (Management Improvement Plan) that was part of the process. The following was taken from the introduction of the newest graduates to those who had previously gone through the Head Start fellows program at UCLA.

“The UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program recently concluded its inaugural program under the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations and it is with extreme pride that I introduce you to the newest members of our UCLA Head Start Fellows family! Please join us in welcoming them to this very elite group of Head Start leaders. Welcome and Congratulations to the Class of 2016! “

We are very fortunate to have Pam be a part of this exclusive experience and share her knowledge with all of us at Community Action. She was already a leader in the agency and now brings additional knowledge and skill to her role! It was a personal sacrifice and a lot of hard work but I’m sure it is an experience Pam will never forget. Thank you Pam and Congratulations!

PamWIn the photo above Pam is receiving her certificate of completion (from L to R):

Yasmine Daniel-Vargas, Director of Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations; Pam Wadhams, Community Action Head Start ECED Manager; Dr. Blanca Enriquez, Director of the Office of Head Start; Dr. Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., UCLA School of Anderson Management

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