Coahoma Opportunities Inc.
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 1 Funding Opportunities
Coahoma Opportunities, Incorporated a community-action agency, aims to assist low-income citizens in becoming self sufficient and sustainable. Serving the rural Mississippi Delta region for decades, our agency is governed by a Board of Directors whose primary responsibility is planning the direction and defining the future of the Agency. The Board delegates to the Executive Director the major responsibility and the authority (derived from the Board) of selecting the specific means to achieve the goals that have been determined.
Coahoma Opportunities, Incorporated Retired Senior Volunteer Program is requesting the Federal Share of 33,713 dollars to continue to provide services to Coahoma County. Resources provided through this competitive process enables Coahoma Opportunities, Incorporated to further serve Coahoma County, supporting retired seniors in their efforts to aid the community and its citizens in maintaining a meaningful quality of life. Coahoma Opportunities Incorporated Retired Senior Volunteer Program has five focal points. They are School Readiness, Head Start Early Childhood Education, Tutoring and Children Elementary Literacy, Veterans and Families, Health Education and Other Health Nutrition. Coahoma Opportunities, Incorporated Retired Senior Volunteer Program is continuously working to fulfill the mission of Corporation for National and Community Services by providing quality and timely services to the residents of Coahoma County. Some of the services include tutoring youth and adults, providing transportation for seniors, without transportation and offering senior companionship for seniors who are home-bound. Coahoma Opportunities Incorporated Retired Senior Volunteer Program, through its many partnerships, provides outreach. Our longstanding relationships with churches, agencies and community organizations have allowed us to become widely recognized throughout the community for the work we do with retired seniors. Recruitment fairs are hosted throughout the community to make prospective members aware of the program. The projects of the Coahoma Opportunities, Incorprated Retired Senior Volunteer Program are led by our participants who fully engages their skills, knowledge and expertise which strengthen our community and make Coahoma County more livable for its residents.