Remember that saying ‘Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day; Teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime?’
If there was ever an idea that defines what CEO does, that’s the one.
We believe that people have the power to change. We believe that everyone can build the life they want if they have the right tools. And, we believe that ridding our local community of poverty isn’t about handouts – it’s about empowerment.
Our services empower people to develop independence in all life areas. CEO gives people the tools they need to build financial stability and lead healthier, happier lives. Our programs work with individuals, families, and the larger community to improve quality of life by meeting social, emotional, financial, and educational needs.
CEO offers services in four core areas:
CEO’s programs are designed to be stepping stones to long-term success. They focus on education, skill building, and connecting people to resources they need. Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty by targeting poverty at its root causes – removing barriers and supporting change.
And now, some words from our new President, Katherine Maciol:
“It is with great honor that I take on the role as the Commission on Economic Opportunity’s President/CEO. Over the years I enjoyed working closely with CEO on various projects. I firmly believe in CEO’s mission and in the quality of the services we provide.
Since 2003, I served our community as the Rensselaer County Commissioner of Mental Health. I have always believed in building a strong and healthy community by partnering with other local businesses and organizations. Together, we can work together to better meet the needs of the people who live here.
Please stay tuned to our website for up to date news and information on CEO’s programs and to find out how you can join us in the fight against poverty.”