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Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. 

Join the movement and give to your local Community Action Agency, Greene Lamp. 

We will accept your gracious donations via either giving links below or in-person or send checks/money orders payable to Greene Lamp (309 Summit Avenue Kinston, NC 28501) 

Giving Links:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rebuild-478-lives-in-enc/ 

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/feeding-our-neighbors/ 

For more details, please contact our Executive Assistant Mrs. Josie Stewart jstewart@greenelamp.org or 252.523.7770 ext. 101.

Our Goal is to Support Our Future Generations and Communities, Good Times or Bad Times, Greene Lamp Will Always Be There To Support!

Counties We Serve:

  • Beaufort
  • Craven
  • Duplin
  • Greene
  • Lenoir
  • Pitt
  • Sampson
  • Wayne

Our Goals

Greene Lamp is committed “to be the leading Community Action Agency equipped to create positive change in the community”.

Our Mission

Greene Lamp is “dedicated to providing services to the citizens of Eastern, NC with an emphasis on achieving self-sufficiency”.

What We Do

Greene Lamp obtains grant funds in order to provide local services and activities that will have a major impact on the causes of poverty in the community.

ATTENTION Head Start and Early Head Start Parents:

In Need of Extra Practice?

We currently offer daily activities for all of our children. Click ‘Resources’ at the top of the page, scroll down to downloads/links, and continue.

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History of Communication Action

Birth of Community Action

Community Action Program (CAP), which was founded by the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act to fight poverty by empowering the poor as part of the War on Poverty.

Birth of Community Services Block Grant

Under President Reagan Congress authorized the Community Services Block Grant funding (CSBG) by the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981

Today

CSBG is administered by the Office of Community Services in the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Greene Lamp provides Head Start/Early Head Start services to children ages 12 months to 4 years old. It is a comprehensive child development program serving low-income children and their families in Lenoir and Greene Counties. The program’s major goal is to provide a child development program that will encompass educational, medical, dental, nutritional, mental health, social services, and parent needs, as they relate to the individual child and his/her family and community. Children with special needs are mainstreamed with other children. The Head Start/ Early Head Start projects provide services to children for 6-hour days (8:30 am – 2:30 pm). Call 252-523-7770 for more information.

Yes, Greene Lamp obtains grant funds in order to provide local services and activities that will have a major impact on the causes of poverty in the community.

HHS Poverty Guidelines at 125%, for example a family/household of 2 would have an income of $21,138. Family/household of 3 would need an income of $26,663. Add $5,525 for each additional person. For this program, our goal is to make the participant become self sufficient.
 

As a Foster Grandparent, you’ll help children in your community develop the academic and life skills that are critical to their development and future successes.

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program is deisgned to assist low- income 16-24 year old, out-of-school youth, seeking assistance in achieving academic and/or employment success.

Yes, Greene Lamp is mandated to serve at least 10% of enrolled children with disabilities and special needs. For more information, call 252-523-7770.