CA Wins Big Award

Apr 01, 2018

CA officials have purchased the former Woodford Elementary School at 315 East State St. to serve its 233 Head Start children in that area. On Aug. 9, Nick Browning, president for Huntington Bank in Akron, presented Malcolm Costa, president and CEO of CA, with a $15,000 check to go toward that purchase.

CA is a private, nonprofit corporation operating various programs that assist Summit County residents to become self-sufficient. For 30 years, its Head Start in Barberton was located at the Decker Family Development Center on Brady Avenue. Prior to that, Arnold School was home for Barberton Head Start. The Head Start program will have 10 classrooms this year.

According to program officials, Head Start promotes school readiness of children from birth to age 5 in low-income families and supports children’s growth and development in a positive learning environment through services that include early learning, health and family well-being.