The Las Vegas Urban League recently named Emily Buckles Director of its Early Childhood Connection Program. Her appointment took effect February 1, 2021.
The Early Childhood Connection Program provides partial monetary assistance to families in need of childcare who otherwise couldn’t afford to pay for someone to take care of their children. This program also offers a Family, Friend and Neighbor registration program for parents who qualify based on income that allows a family to register a family member, friend or neighbor to supervise their child or children.
“My goal is to collaborate and communicate with more community services available to families within the city,” Buckles, who has been with the Urban League for 10 years, said. “We want to be able to refer clients to other resources and to educate them on the Family, Friends and Neighbor program.”
Buckles said, as of December 2020, the Urban League has 3,872 families in the Early Childhood Connection Program. Her goal is to grow the program throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Besides providing monetary assistance, the program actively connects families with additional community services to include Welfare services, food, clothing, infant supplies and much more.
The Las Vegas Urban League is a 501c (3) program funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.
For more information call: 702-473-9400, located at 2470 N. Decatur Blvd., Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV, or for general questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional services are available at: United Way of Southern Nevada, www.uwsn.org/COVID19; Nevada 211, www.211.org and the Las Vegas Urban League WIC website at: www.wiclv.org and its two convenient locations: 6480 W. Flamingo Road, Suite B, Las Vegas, phone (702) 227-1573 or 3320 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 50, Las Vegas, phone (702) 476-9561.