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Check out the latest article from the alpena news Featuring the School Success Program
senator peter macgregor named michigan community action's leglislator of the year
              For his efforts in supporting the school success partnership program

(Dorothy Pintar, School Success Program Director, Senator Peter MacGregor, Lisa Bolen, NEMCSA CEO)

MacGregor applauds Michigan Community Action on its work, upcoming day at Capitol
LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Floor Leader Peter MacGregor on Friday applauded Michigan Community Action for its efforts to help the state’s underserved achieve economic stability and self-sufficiency.

“Throughout Michigan, community action agencies work every day to change the lives of our state’s underserved, helping them to break down barriers and achieve success,” said MacGregor, R-Rockford. “I am proud to support Michigan Community Action and its agencies across the state and am happy to partner with them as we all work to serve our fellow Michiganders in need.”

The organization recently announced MacGregor as its 2019 legislator of the year for his efforts to help fund the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency’s School Success Partnership Program. The program helps school-aged children overcome conditions that foster truancy and dropping out of school.

“To be named legislator of the year by Michigan Community Action is an incredible honor,” MacGregor said. “It is a reminder of the importance of the work that we do here and the impact that it has on those for whom we serve.”

Michigan Community Action is an association of 28 federally designated agencies that help low-income residents throughout the state to become more economically stable and self-sufficient.





Senator Jim Stamas Visits Iosco County

On May 14, 2018, Senator Jim Stamas visited Iosco County School Success sites to learn more about how the program benefits students and families in this area. He met with School Success Liaisons from Hale, Oscoda, Whittemore and IRESA to hear how the program operates and heard from school personnel how the program impacts their schools. Senator Stamas indicated that he was very impressed with the program and program results. Great job to all involved!! See below for more pics and information about the visit.

First stop: Whittemoore Prescott Elementary

Left to Right: George Reeve (School Board Member), Lori Ruthruff (Principal), Stefanie Sobiesiak (School Success Liaison), 
Senator Jim Stamas and Julie Meyers (School Success Area Manager)

On to Hale Schools and Iosco RESA

Left to Right: Tina Williams (IRESA Alternative Ed Admin), Lisa Bolen (NEMCSA CEO), Senator Stamas, Dorothy Pintar (School
Success Program Director), Andrea Balliet (Senior School Success Liaison), and Julie Meyers (School Success Area Manager)

Lunch at The Boathouse Beer Co. & Boozery

A huge thank you to The Boathouse Beer Co. & Boozery, who is not normally open on a Monday, but
opened especially for us. Amazing food, great company and a good time to talk about all of the issues
facing our state!

Left to Right: Lisa Bolen (NEMCSA CEO), Todd Howser (Boathouse Owner), Senator Jim Stamas, Bill Tipton (Boathouse Owner), and
Dorothy Pintar (School Success Program Director)

Last stop on the tour: Oscoda High School and Elementary School

Left to Right: Dorothy Pintar (School Success Program Director), Cassandra Boik (School Success Liaison-OHS), Sentor Jim Stamas,
and Scott Moore (Superintendent of Schools)

A busy but productive day!! 



      Our own Meg Romel is in the News!

     This vivacious School Success Liaison is rocking it out
     at Hillman Elementary School and the community is taking
     notice. Way to go Meg! We are thrilled at the recognition
     you have gotten for all of your time, effort and energy in
     getting ready for and doing this program as an ongoing
     "event" or group with your students and the families...
     GREAT JOB MEG!!!!  You are changing the culture of your
     school one rhythm beat at a time. 
     To read the Alpena News Article click