Educational Institutions

Sumter County Opportunity, Inc.

  • Livingston, AL
  • http://sumtercountyopportunity.org

Mission Statement

The Mission of Sumter County Opportunity, Inc. is to reduce the effects of poverty on low-income children and to provide high-quality preschool comprehensive services to children and families.

Main Programs

  1. Head Start

ruling year

1974

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Self-reported

Mrs. Lena A. Hardaway

Keywords

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Sumter County, Alabama, Head Start, Early Head Start, Livingston, Alabama; York, Alabama; Bellamy, Alabama; Cuba, Alabama; Gainesville, Alabama; Geiger, Alabama; Family Support Services

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EIN

63-0514745

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Health Support Services (E60)

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5. In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services. Head Start services are responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.

Head Start encourages the role of parents as their child's first and most important teachers. Programs build relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being, and connections to peers and community. Head Start began as a program for preschoolers. Three- and 4-year-olds made up over 80 percent of the children served by Head Start last year.

Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. Early Head Start programs are available to the family until the child turns 3 years old and is ready to transition into Head Start or another pre-K program. Early Head Start helps families care for their infants and toddlers through early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive services.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Single Parents

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Budget

$3,764,015.00

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Financials

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Sumter County Opportunity, Inc
Fiscal year: May 01-Apr 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Sumter County Opportunity, Inc.

Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Mrs. Lena A. Hardaway

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Terry Peeler

City of Livingston, Alabama

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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