Early Childhood Services

Head Start is an early childhood education program serving income eligible families with children zero to five. Services are available to pregnant women from conception to birth.


Early Childhood Services

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       Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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Transportation

Our General Public Transportation offers rides to anyone in Southeast Kansas and covers the counties of Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Linn, and Montgomery.


Transportation

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      Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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Housing

 

SEK-CAP helps low-income individuals and families obtain safe, affordable housing. One of the ways we do this is through the rental properties we own or manage.

Housing

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     Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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Shelter

SEK-CAP discusses the CHOICES Emergency Shelter for homeless families with children, located in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Shelter

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     Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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Family and Community Engagement

SEK-CAP’s Family and Community Engagement (FCE) department was created in 2012. Its primary objective is to partner with organizations and entities to combat poverty and improve communities in Southeast Kansas.

 

Family and Community Engagement

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     Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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Weatherization

Weatherization provides energy saving measures for income eligible households, providing permanent solutions to  energy burden faced by low income families through installation  of cost-effective, energy efficiency materials.

Weatherization

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      Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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BID NOTICE

SEK-CAP invites interested bidders to participate in two important construction projects. See the “Employment” button above and click on Bid Information to learn more.

SEK-CAP's Community Action Partnership programs are funded through a variety of sources including state and federal contracts, grants and local support. 

With federal funding becoming harder to obtain, we continue to look at other sources for increased support. We are asking that you make a commitment to support the mission of community action so we may continue our commitment to serving communities and residents in South East Kansas.


If you’d like to designate your donation towards a specific county in our service area, or a particular program of SEK-CAP’s, please email our accounting department. 


Thank you for

your generous support!

                      

 

THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION

changing lives"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."

 

Seeking Governing Board

PRESS RELEASE

 

SEEKING GOVERNING BOARD CANDIDATES

 

Girard – Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), a 501(c) 3 not for profit agency, is seeking names for consideration as a candidate for election to the SEK-CAP Governing Board of Directors.  As a Community Action Agency, SEK-CAP conforms to federal legislation requiring a tri-partite board of directors, with equal representation from the private sector, the low-income sector, and elected public officials.

SEK-CAP has one vacancy on the nine-member board and is seeking one qualified individual to represent the private sector.  Names of interested candidates submitted for consideration will represent the views and interests of the general public of Southeast Kansas. Furthermore, they must:
•    Express interest in assisting disadvantaged citizens by taking a leadership role.
•    Demonstrate a strong interest in community capacity building around the issues of poverty.
•    Have a history of accomplishment in community services.
•    Reside within SEK-CAP’s twelve-county service area, which includes the counties of Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson.


Interested parties may submit a name for consideration by printing and filling out the “SEK-CAP Board of Directors Nomination Form” found at, www.sek-cap.com, under the “About Us-Board of Directors” section. Submissions must be transmitted electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mailed to SEK-CAP, P.O. Box 128, Girard, Kansas, 66743, and postmarked before November 15, 2011.

The board position is non-salaried. The full board meets at minimum six times annually in Girard, on the third Thursday of alternating months, beginning in January, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Board members may be reimbursed for travel and other reasonable expenses incurred while attending meetings and transacting the business of SEK-CAP.

Question about this governance opportunity and the election process may be directed to Steve Lohr, Executive Director, by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by calling 620-724-8204, extension 1015.