CAO Stories

CAO Stories: Meet Sis Linda Muhammad A True Entrepreneurial Spirit One of the keys to a thriving community is entrepreneurs who are willing to make the investment in themselves and their crafts to serve their customers and make the most of every opportunity.. And that’s exactly what Sis Linda Muhammad has done throughout her entire career, turning...

Head Start Families Learn About Emotional Health This Month Our CAO Head Start program sponsored a month-long agenda in May, filled with activities for children, families, and staff, to support a focus on emotional wellness. The Disabilities/Mental Health team has focused over the past three years to bring a strong understanding to families and staff of...

CAO Stories: Meet Yvonne Hairston, CAO's Director of Media & Special Events Nearly 50 Years of Serving the Community Yvonne Hairston joined the Community Action Organization on July 3, 1973 as a part-time Community Aide. Operating out of the Masten CAO on Jefferson Avenue, Yvonne’s tasks included establishing community beautification programs with local block club associations, as...

CAO Stories: Meet Makkiya Albanna, Principal of McKinley Head Start Propelling forward from volunteer to principal  [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://caowny.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/makkiya.mp4"][/video] From the very beginning of her relationship with Head Start, Makkiya Albanna was ready to get involved. When her children started school at Head Start, she decided to become a volunteer. Then, she was inspired to go back...

Grand Opening of Yard Sale Produce Draws Crowd and Media Frenzy (Lackawanna, NY) — Yard Sale Produce, located at 142 Wilson Street, Lackawanna, NY 14218, celebrated its grand opening event on Saturday, April 24 at 12 p.m. Founded by Michael Barnes, Yard Sale Produce aims to reduce the plight of urban deserts and make affordable, fresh...