Generous SnackPack Donation!

CAPCO received a very generous donation to our SnackPack Program from Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, Stella D’Oro Lodge #1730! Our SnackPack Program is entirely run on donations and provides food in a backpack for elementary school children to take home on weekends. This Program would not be possible with generous donations such as this and the …

Changes to SNAP Benefits_March 2023

Important Update for Our Community: SNAP benefits will resume back to normal levels (pre-pandemic) beginning in March 2023. This will have a significant impact on the level of SNAP benefits received. CAPCO has our very own SNAP Coordinator through the Nutrition Outreach & Education Program (NOEP). Please call our Main Office at 607-753-6781 with any questions you may have. Our …

Miss Elaine: A Head Start Hero

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of a key pioneer and hero of Head Start programming in Cortland County, Miss Elaine M. Contento. Miss Contento was vital in developing CAPCO’s Head Start programming, and her influence and legacy is still woven into all that we do every day. Miss Contento had a profound impact on the …

Fidelis Donates Turkey’s to Families!

Our partners at Fidelis Care graciously donated turkey vouchers to families this Holiday season! They will be used as part of CAPCO’s SnackPack Program. It is so important to have meaningful & impactful community partnerships and engagement as we work to reduce barriers for opportunity while engaging all sectors of the community in our fight against poverty. #CommunityAction #community #partnerships …

CAPCO Supports Local Warming Center!

CAPCO was proud to help support the The Salvation Army Cortland with a shower installation for their Warming Center. The Warming Center is now open when temperatures are below 32 degrees with a place to sleep, have a hot meal, do laundry, and now take a shower! As Cortland’s designated Community Action Agency, we are dedicated to eradicating the causes …

Winter 2022 Utility Assistance!

Although the fall weather has been fantastic, WINTER IS COMING!   Check out the information below for resources and help on energy savings and utility assistance through the New York State Department of Public Service!   CAPCO is the leading provider of Weatherization Assistance measures through our Energy Services Program for both Cortland and Tompkins Counties. In addition to the …

Volunteer Driver Opportunity!

Interested in volunteering on your own schedule and earning a tax-free $$$? This opportunity is for you!   We are actively recruiting for Volunteer Drivers for our Volunteer Transportation Program!   Make your own schedule and help transport vulnerable populations in our community to and from medical appointments, earning $.62 cents per mile that is a NON-TAXED reimbursement.   A …

New Head Start/Early Head Start Year Begins!

The new Head Start and Early Head Start school year has begun, and we had so much fun connecting with the little ones and their families with interactive activities and fun at our Open House/Meet the Teacher event!  Call the Head Start enrollment office at 607-299-4795 or the CAPCO Main Office at 607-753-6781 to inquire about enrollment in this full …

October is WEATHERIZATION MONTH!

October is WEATHERIZATION MONTH!   CAPCO’s Energy Services Program is our longest running Program and has several opportunities that you and your family may qualify for and benefit from! Opportunities for weatherization to cut utility costs, repair & replacement, structural changes, and much, much more! CAPCO’s Energy Services Program offers resources through the U.S. Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), New York …

Parker School Project Transition

In 2019, CAPCO was honored to be invited by the City of Cortland to explore a footprint in the former Parker Elementary School building as it was being re-imagined as an Early Learning Community Center. While the collective partners arrived at the disappointing news below, we are committed to continuing to work with our community partners to provide early learning …