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Community Progress Council lead selected for statewide early learning advisory board


Community Progress Council is pleased to share that Assistant Chief Program Officer Luisa Olivo-Wolf has been chosen by the Pre-K for PA and Start Strong PA campaigns to serve as a member of the 2023 Statewide Provider Advisory Board.

Olivo-Wolf, chosen for her desire to advocate for children, families, and early childhood professionals across the state of Pennsylvania, leads Community Progress Council’s early childhood education programs, which serve low-income pregnant people and children from birth to 5 years old, and their families.

“Early childhood professionals are a key component to rebuilding our nation’s economy and are at the center of quality for the care and education of young children,” said Robin Rohrbaugh, President/CEO, Community Progress Council. “The voices of professionals like Luisa have the opportunity to change the perception of the work of early learning and impact crucial policies that affect children, and families here in York County and beyond.”

The Provider Advisory Board was created by the Early Learning PA coalition to grow provider and family input on the campaign’s efforts with policymakers, the media, and the public to advocate for more robust investments in high-quality early learning programs across the state.

By participating in the Statewide Provider Advisory Board, Olivo-Wolf will serve as a lead advocate in a growing number of Early Childhood Champions in Pennsylvania, which will serve as a feedback loop between the field and campaign partners to continue strengthening this crucial advocacy work.

Olivo-Wolf was promoted to Assistant Chief Program Officer at Community Progress Council (CPC) in fall 2022 after previously serving as CPC’s first Director of Strategic Initiatives, advancing projects and processes that address priorities for helping low-income residents of York County. Her accomplishments included spearheading the self-assessment and application processes for the Head Start and Early Head Start grants, language access initiatives, developing an early childhood education training program, introducing Family-Centered Coaching, and working to further integrate CPC’s services and programs.

Prior to this leadership role, Olivo-Wolf also served in roles as CPC’s Family and Community Engagement Manager and as a Family Engagement Specialist. Her administrative oversight of CPC’s extended-day childcare program was instrumental to getting this new program launched in 2019.

Olivo-Wolf has an undergraduate degree in social work from Millersville University and a master’s degree in Community Leadership from Alvernia University. In 2020, Olivo-Wolf graduated Leadership York’s Leadership Training Program. She currently serves as the secretary for the Leadership York Board of Directors.


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About Community Progress Council

Founded in 1965, Community Progress Council is York County’s nonprofit community action agency, whose mission is to empower individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency and advocate for change to promote community growth. CPC provides comprehensive, integrated services for low- and moderate-income people of all ages, with programs that include coaching, early childhood education through Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts; housing and financial education; nutrition support and education via Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); York City Community of Hope; and the agency’s Self-Sufficiency Program that helps residents of York County reach financial stability. Learn more at www.YorkCPC.org.