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Community Progress Council is pleased to congratulate Family Coach Penny Sims for being recognized by The Pennsylvania Head Start Association with the Francine Bunch Award! 

The Francine Bunch Memorial Award is given to a parent and a staff person from a PHSA member organization displaying the qualities of Francine Bunch, a Head Start parent who began as a classroom volunteer and quickly became a Parent Involvement Worker and then Coordinator. Francine recognized the importance of continuing one’s education and always encouraged parents to return to school. 

Penny has been a Family Coach with Community Progress Council’s Head Start program since 2007. She has worked with countless families throughout the years and, like Francine Bunch, always encourages families to pursue their goals, increase their education and improve their job training skills. 

Penny’s ability to build relationships with her families and support their journey toward self-sufficiency is truly admirable. She is a great mentor to her peers and continues to find ways to challenge herself and continue growing. Congrats, Penny!


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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 early childhood education through Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts; housing, financial and employment counseling; 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.