Kittrell Community Watch hears Franklin-Vance-Granville Opportunity

Jun. 29, 2013 @ 06:52 PM


On May 16, 25 residents of Kittrell attended a pizza supper and an informative presentation by Franklin-Vance-Granville Opportunity. Edward Woodlief, community watch president, called the meeting to order. The blessing was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Carolyn Roy of Plank Chapel United Methodist Church.

Juwanda Latta and Sharon Sneed presented a program on the non-profit organization, which works to improve living and economic conditions throughout the area.

The organization operates housing assistance programs, including foreclosure prevention, home ownership education, Section 8 housing, weatherization, single family rehab and urgent repair. They operate eight five-star rated Head Start centers; as well as self-sufficiency programs, such as Training Assistance Partnership, Women’s Economic Equity and Community Service Block Grants. Their Family Resource Center offers parenting education and support and other family enrichment activities.

Following Woodlief’s announcement that the group would resume its bimonthly schedule with the next meeting on July 18, the meeting was adjourned.

Franklin-Vance-Granville Opportunity programs are supported by both donations and federal grants.

Anyone interested in these services may call (252) 492-0161, visit the main office at 180 S. Beckford Drive in Henderson, or search