Excel by Eight in Monroe County
Monroe County Children in Trust (MCCIT) is a coalition of community partners that implements interventions to support families in need. Mid-Delta Health Systems, Legal Aid of Arkansas, and Clarendon County School District are lead partners. E8 operates as an extension of this health and education partnership. The committee members engage the community and use their expertise to help develop plans of action to enhance the lives of children from birth to age eight.
Rich, flat, Arkansa Delta farmland
Economy is supported by agriculture and small manufacturing
Home to many rivers, streams and bayous
Bertha Bones, Clarendon School District
Cameron Welch, Clarendon School District
Candace Williams, Rural Community Alliance
Cassandra Harvey, Monroe County Health Unit, ADH
Lisa Flake, Monroe County Health Unit, ADH
Miekka Maile, Grand Prairie CASA
Monica Lindley, Mid Delta Health Center
Rhonda Fitzhugh, Arkansas Department of Human Services
Ruby Ellis, Clarendon School District
Sylvia Halliburton, Cottage of Knowledge
Valerie Turner, University of Arkansas Extension Services
Vernetta Burks, HIPPY
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