For 87 years, the Women’s Civic Improvement Club of Sacramento, Inc. (WCIC), has provided programs, services and activities geared toward meeting the needs of Sacramento’s low-income communities. WCIC was formally organized in 1936 and incorporated in 1945. WCIC’s program emphasis has and continues to be directed toward the development of responsible citizens through community participation.
To meet the needs of low-income families and disadvantaged families by providing services and programs geared toward meeting the documented needs.
*To provide a community center in which group programs are geared toward the development of responsible citizens. Emphasis is directed toward underprivileged group participation.
*To foster and promote programs and services to increase the economic, cultural, educational and social levels of community members regardless of race, age, religion or gender.
*To expand opportunities available to the low-income community members to obtain adequate low cost housing with special emphasis on the elderly, disabled and low-income women and children.
*To expand the opportunities available to community residents and groups to own, manage and operate business enterprise by furthering the development of locally owned or operated business in economically depressed areas through the provision of support services and financial support.
WCIC/Playmate Head Start Program is a federally funded low-income program for children ages 3-5.
The purpose of WCIC/Playmate Head Start Program is to provide a comprehensive framework that will increase social competency and school readiness by:
1. Blending multi-cultural and anti-biased educational curriculum;
2. Fostering development of the whole child;
3. Integrating self-identity, cognitive, language, physical, creative, emotional, and social development; and
4. Reflecting and honoring the cultures of children, families, and communities.
WCIC/Playmate Head Start Program currently serves 100 Head Start children ages 3-5 in Sacramento County. The majority of the children are from the Oak Park community. The languages spoken are: English, Spanish, Hmong, Mien, Lao, Thai, Chinese, Bengali, Indonesian, and American Sign Language.
WCIC/PLAYMATE HEAD START PROGRAMS
Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (Monday through Friday)
HEAD START CLASSES: (Monday through Thursday)
Full Day Classes: 7:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
WCIC is a friendly place where senior citizens may come to receive service through the City of Sacramento, Ann Land Bertha Henschel (ALBH) Memorial Funding. This service supports seniors who live within the City of Sacramento to help with rent, food and utilities. You may contact WCIC at (916) 457-2524 for more information.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dale McKinney, President
Tongela Bremmium, 1st Vice-President
Lauren Hammond, Secretary
Dr. Amos Nugent III, Treasurer
Destiney Abila, Policy Committee Chair/Board Representative.
Pastor Alice Baber-Banks, Board Member
Yolanda Price, Senior Board Representative
Emon Usher, Board Member
Dr. Nathaniel White, Board Member
Edenausegboye Davis, Executive Director/Head Start
Elder Accountancy, Fiscal Team
PROGRAM SUPPORT TEAM
Janet Wong-Acorda, Head Teacher/Site Supervisor
Holly Mar, Site Supervisor
Leticia Jaramillo, Program Coordinator
Zong Vue, Family Services Worker
Moua Moua, Data Champion/Program Support
OFFICE HOURS/ LOCATION
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
(MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
Phone: (916) 457-8661
Fax: (916) 457-0109
Women's Civic Improvement Club of Sacramento, Inc.
3555 3rd Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
WCIC's donations including: children's books and clothes, art materials, money, etc. You may also donate to WCIC through your Employer/United Way by using the WCIC’s code #3242.
WCIC's Brochure, Membership Applications, and Newsletters are forthcoming.
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