JSU HCD hosts Awareness/Enrollment Day for Washington Addition Families

January 20th, 2011 by admin

The Human Capital Development Division at Jackson State University launched the Washington Addition Prenatal & Early Childhood Education Project (WAPECEP) in 2009 to build human capacity in the community.

“The main purpose of the project is to assist families of children up to age 5 and expectant mothers with school readiness,” said Dr. Angela Gobar, Project Director.  The project will link an array of university resources to parents and children of the Washington Addition neighborhood. On November 6, 2010 the Human Capital Development Division kicked off its family enrollment by hosting an informational day with food and children’s activities at the T.B. Ellis Physical Education Complex on the campus of JSU. Staff and student volunteers provided resource packages, prizes, registration, and childcare and administered a needs assessment with parents.

The families and student volunteers were greeted by Robert M. Walker, Senior Advisor in the Office of the President, and by Teresa Jones of the WAPECEP Community Advisory Committee. Additional enrollment activities are being planned. Funding for the five-year project is provided by the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation.

For more information about the WAPECEP or volunteer opportunities, call Cynthia Azogini, Project Coordinator, Human Capital Development Division at 601-979-0663 or e-mail humancapital@jsums.edu.

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