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December 20, 2009
During the county furlough week, Dec. 28-31, the Community Action Council of Howard County will move its operations to Dasher Green Head Start Center, 6680 Cradlerock Way in Columbia, and the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center, 9105 All Saints Road in Laurel. Call 410-313-6440 for more information.
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Staff Reports | February 14, 2014
The county Department of Recreation & Parks announced last week the donation of hundreds of pounds of venison processed from its managed deer sharpshooting program to the Howard County Food Bank run by Community Action Council of Howard County Inc. Officials said the sharpshooting program helps maintain a stable white-tailed deer population on county land and “a healthy local source of meat and protein for needy county residents.” In...
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2011
A lush garden erupting with organic vegetables, food displays that rival an upscale grocer's and sleek weatherization projects that slash energy bills — these may not seem like the typical projects of an agency that aids the poor. Yet these concepts are the reason the Community Action Council was honored by the county Tuesday with the first human-rights award it had ever given to an organization. CAC, a longtime county nonprofit, aims to blend its assistance to low-income residents with top-flight customer service, organizers say. This approach was launched when Bita Dayhoff took the helm in October 2009, and she is credited with making sure this philosophy has expanded and been imparted to all employees.
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December 30, 2013
Edie Manney's thoughtful op-ed on Head Start ( "Head Start helps children and parents," Dec.25) should be mandatory reading for all legislators and think tank gurus. Too many policymakers and social science researchers look at Head Start as only an education program; test scores of four year olds are taken to be the sole criterion of Head Start's effectiveness. Ms. Manney's story shows how Head Start's multiple services - parent involvement and support, health care, nutrition, child development and more - are effective in strengthening families and providing genuine economic opportunities.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2005
Dorothy L. Moore, a feisty, passionate advocate for Howard County's poor over a 36-year career, will retire as director of the county's anti-poverty agency March 31, she said yesterday. "The lady's a legend," said County Executive James N. Robey, another career public servant and Howard County native. "She is ruthless when it comes to serving her customers, her clients. She's one of the strongest advocates I've ever seen for any cause." Retirement is a move the 18-year Community Action Council director has thought about for several years, and one she has frequently put off. But no more, she said.
NEWS
December 27, 2009
During the county furlough week, Monday through Thursday, the Community Action Council of Howard County will move its operations to Dasher Green Head Start Center, 6680 Cradlerock Way in Columbia, and the North Laurel-Savage Multiservice Center, 9105 All Saints Road in Laurel. Call 410-313-6440 for more information.
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June 2, 2011
The Community Action Council of Howard County held elections at its May meeting. The board elected the following officers to a one-year term: Natalie Janiszewski, chair; Dr. Edward Motschiedler, vice chair; Robert Biagiotti, secretary; and Francisco Ramirez, treasurer. The officers' new term begins July 1.
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BY A SUN REPORTER | October 1, 2006
Grants of $65 to help with utility bills are available for those ages 62 and older, and disabled people in Howard County, through the Community Action Council. People in those categories who are receiving money from the Maryland Energy Assistance Program automatically are being enrolled by Community Action Council staff . Those not receiving aid, but who are eligible for help under that program, will qualify for the supplemental $65 from Howard County, according to agency director James B. Smith.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1995
Black ministers and a county social service agency expect a new program to assist up to 60 young black men in the next year who authorities say need guidance to keep out of trouble.Called Men Equipped to Achieve (META), the program was officially inaugurated Saturday at a prayer breakfast attended by about 50 local and state government officials, judges, county police and program participants."We really needed this a long time ago," said Guilford resident Troy Wise, 25, a participant who sang the "Lord's Prayer" during the breakfast.
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October 27, 2011
The Howard County Office of Workforce Development and the Community Action Council will host a Job and Community Resource Fair, on Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Laurel-Savage Multi-Service Center, 9900 Washington Blvd., in Laurel. Attendees should come dressed for success with a resume for on-the-spot interviews. Also available will be resume critiques, interviewing assistance, employment counseling and career explorations.
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By Allison Eatough | August 20, 2013
There's a lot to gain by giving in Howard County. Each year, residents from across the county volunteer their time, doing everything from helping young readers pick out library books and driving seniors to doctors appointments to stocking shelves at the food bank and caring for rescued horses. “There's great interest in volunteering in our community,” says Michael-Anne “Mickey” Gomez, executive director of The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, a Columbia Association program that connects volunteers with more than 200 local nonprofit and government agencies.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2012
Four-year-old Hylah Haynes had an hourlong car ride each day this past school year to get to her Head Start program in Ellicott City. Franora Gray said the ride was worth it. "The program has so much," Gray said, noting that her daughter has received instruction in Spanish before even starting school. Gray spoke before County Executive Ken Ulman, Councilwoman Courtney Watson of Ellicott City and members of the county's General Assembly delegation at an event last month held by the faith-based group People Acting Together in Howard, or PATH, urging them to allocate money to move two Head Start classrooms from Ellicott City to Columbia's Long Reach village.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2011
A lush garden erupting with organic vegetables, food displays that rival an upscale grocer's and sleek weatherization projects that slash energy bills — these may not seem like the typical projects of an agency that aids the poor. Yet these concepts are the reason the Community Action Council was honored by the county Tuesday with the first human-rights award it had ever given to an organization. CAC, a longtime county nonprofit, aims to blend its assistance to low-income residents with top-flight customer service, organizers say. This approach was launched when Bita Dayhoff took the helm in October 2009, and she is credited with making sure this philosophy has expanded and been imparted to all employees.
EXPLORE
November 10, 2011
New York Air National Guard 2nd Lt. Bryan Haynes , of Columbia, has been awarded the New York State Humane Service Medal for service in New York's response to Hurricane Irene. The award recognizes service in response to members of New York's Organized Militia who distinguished themselves by sustained meritorious service in a humane operation as a result of a natural disaster, such as floods, snow storms, hurricanes, tornados and acts of mercy during State Active Duty service at the direction of the governor.
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October 27, 2011
The Howard County Office of Workforce Development and the Community Action Council will host a Job and Community Resource Fair, on Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Laurel-Savage Multi-Service Center, 9900 Washington Blvd., in Laurel. Attendees should come dressed for success with a resume for on-the-spot interviews. Also available will be resume critiques, interviewing assistance, employment counseling and career explorations.
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October 13, 2011
David Weeks from Glenelg Country School and the Howard County Arts Council will be honored at the Community Action Council of Howard County's 16th annual Holland Awards Dinner on Oct. 19 at Turf Valley Country Club. The event is named in honor of the late Rev. John W. Holland who worked to ensure human rights for all people by seeking solutions to problems and obstacles confronting the disadvantaged. David Weeks from Glenelg Country School will receive the Humanitarian Award.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | June 1, 1994
Members of the Community Action Council of Howard County will distribute free food to eligible county residents at the National Guard Armory in Ellicott City on June 9.The Columbia-based Community Action Council, a nonprofit agency that helps low-income people, expects 1,200 families and individuals at the food giveaway, which is held each year in March, June, September and December.The U.S. Department of Agriculture supplies the food to the county. More than 15 years ago, the county designated the Community Action Council the distributor.
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September 22, 2011
The Arc of Howard County presented its Celebration of Excellence awards to organizations and individuals distinguished by their efforts to include people with developmental disabilities in their activities and otherwise support the agency's mission. Board member Vincent Grauso was presented the President's Award for 2011 for his leadership in chairing the Monitoring and Advisory Committee and helping ensure the high quality of The Arc's services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
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June 2, 2011
The Community Action Council of Howard County held elections at its May meeting. The board elected the following officers to a one-year term: Natalie Janiszewski, chair; Dr. Edward Motschiedler, vice chair; Robert Biagiotti, secretary; and Francisco Ramirez, treasurer. The officers' new term begins July 1.
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