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We are thrilled to see Juanita Pope, our Office and Community Events Manager, named a 2021 Rising Star by the Business Council of Westchester. This awards program recognizes 40 Westchester business professionals under the age of 40 who exemplify leadership skills, exceed expectations and set new standards for success. What an apt way to describe Juanita!

Here are a few of the reasons we nominated her for this prestigious award:

  • Juanita was instrumental in our pandemic response, facilitating the purchase and distribution of more than $300,000 worth of critical supplies to child care providers; organizing food drives, and collecting and distributing things like diapers and infant formula to families who could not find or afford these items. Juanita was often in the office after hours or on weekends to ensure that every “ask” from a parent or child care provider was answered, so no one went without.
  • A leader within our organization, Juanita makes initiatives across every department in our organization less stressful and more successful by contributing helpful and creative ideas to marketing, membership, events, staff development, legislative advocacy and more.
  • Juanita is an incredible event planner! In 2019, she created and executed a new event to honor early education heroes; it was so successful, we made it an annual event. Our 2021 event was an amazing virtual salute to child care professionals.
  • Juanita’s mission is to help those in need and provide opportunity to underserved people and youth. She is an avid volunteer and looks for opportunities to mentor young teens who need guidance and motivational coaching.

We hope you will join us at the Business Council of Westchester’s virtual event to celebrate Juanita and the other Rising Stars. It takes place June 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

Click here to register. (It’s free!)

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The Westchester early care and education (ECE) community is full of talented, innovative, committed leaders. Now for the 6th year, the Council will be sending one of our ECE leaders to Leadership Westchester. A unique program run by Volunteer NY!, Leadership Westchester brings together leaders from every sector of the county. The program will start-up in the fall, in-person.

To learn more about Leadership Westchester, join our virtual Info Session on Friday, June 18th at 10am, and meet facilitator David Severance. For the Info Session Zoom link CLICK HERE!

Applications are due to the Council by Friday, July 2nd by 5 pm. Interviews with candidates will be scheduled the week of July 12th, via Zoom.

See the Leadership Westchester application HERE!

Questions? Contact Kathy Halas, Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc.

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