About E Center
E Center is a private non-profit agency that builds healthy communities through education, employment and environmental awareness. We are an agency that envisions strong, healthy communities that are inclusive of all.
Currently E Center administers federally funded programs to include Woman’s Infant and Children (WIC); Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, Migrant Early Head Start Programs in Northern California supporting healthy children and families.
Our Corporate Office is based out of Yuba City, California where we work closely with our community to administer programs that are inclusive of agency values.
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History of E Center
In 1973, North Coast Opportunities decided to spin off its Comprehensive Employment and Training Act grant to a new nonprofit corporation called Center for Education and Manpower Resources (CEMR). For the next five years we administered a variety of grants, which were all centered on training workers and proving them with jobs in our local community.
In 1978 we were selected to administer the Migrant Head Start Program in northern California and two years later we created the Mendocino Fisheries Program with a grant from the California Department of Fish and Game. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in Lake County was granted to CEMR in 1983 by the State Department of Health. Then in 1987 CEMR was chosen as the new grantee for the Head Start Program in Yuba and Sutter Counties
Although some of our early grants have ended, our organization continued to grow and both its name and mission changed by the year 2000 to E Center, a private nonprofit corporation that builds healthy communities through education, employment and environmental awareness.
During the last decades of success, E Center has assisted many workers to obtain meaningful careers in teaching, business, government and many other fields providing daily benefits to our communities. We have also helped to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants and children who are at nutritional risk. We are very proud that we have been able to provide comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to thousands of low-income children and their families here in northern California.
What could be more exciting than watching E Center’s marvelous story continue to unfold? In the years to come, the story will only get better. Please join us as we celebrate our past and look forward to a bright future serving children and families in our communities.