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Washington County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. dba L.E.A.P.

building community one person at a time

aka dba LEAP   |   Fort Edward, NY   |  www.leapservices.org

Mission

We support individuals and families in attaining self-sufficiency by providing services, sharing resources, and through community collaboration.

Ruling year info

1967

Executive Director

Shelley Smith

Main address

383 Broadway, Suite B010

Fort Edward, NY 12828 USA

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EIN

14-1494402

NTEE code info

(Human Service Organizations) (P20)

Economic Development (S30)

Employment Training (J22)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Learning [Head Start & Early Head Start]

LEAP operates the federal Head Start/ Early Head Start program in five centers throughout Washington County, and via a Home-Based program with its own separate curriculum. We are funded to serve over 300 children.

What is the LEAP Head Start/ Early Head Start Program?
Programs designed to engage children, parents, and families
Trained Staff preparing and leading learning activities
Wrap-around support via the LEAP Career & Family Services division
Health & Nutrition support

Who do we serve?
Head Start Programs for children 3-5 years old
Early Head Start Programs for pregnant individuals of all ages, infants, and toddlers 18-36 months
Children with disabilities
Foster children
Homeless children and families
Limited-English speaking families

What areas are teachers targeting for improvement with their curriculum?
Approaches to Learning
Social Emotional Development
Language and Communication skills
Literacy
Mathematics
Scientific Reasoning
Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Pregnant people

As the official Washington County Career Center, LEAP can assist you with:
TASC prep and testing (Test Assessing Secondary Completion formerly known as the GED) (Adult & Youth)
Computer-based training classes known as Metrix Learning
Resume, job search, cover letter, etc. prep
Employment Counseling (Adult & Youth)
Summer Youth Employment Program for in-school and out-of-school youth in conjunction with area businesses and organizations.
Online monthly skills workshops
Washington County-based Employer Support Services
Finding funding for education and training

Services are available to Washington County residents, and are often free.


Population(s) Served

As the official Community Action agency in Washington County, LEAP provides the following assistance programs:

Utility Shut-Off Avoidance
Eviction Avoidance
First Month's Rent Support
Emergency Food Pantry
Community Garden
Coat Closet
Senior & Disabled Transportation
Government Assistance Application Support

Population(s) Served

Through community partnership initiatives, LEAP works closely with our neighbors to provide quality services and programs for those in need across Washington County, NY. LEAP is always open to working together with others and invites interested partners to reach out. We have volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Unemployed people
Veterans
Adults
Adolescents
Unemployed people
Veterans
Adults
Adolescents
Unemployed people
Veterans

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Washington County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. dba L.E.A.P.

Board of directors
as of 03/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Albert Nolette

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/23/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data