Elaine Williams named JCFEC Executive Director
The Jenkins County Family Enrichment Center (JCFEC) has a new executive director – Elaine Williams. Ms. Williams assumed the duties of the position in February, upon the retirement Pam Brown, former Executive Director.
Prior to moving to JCFEC, Ms. Williams was the Lead Instructor at the Jenkins County Adult Education Center, Southeastern Technical College, for 18 years. She was also employed as a teacher at the Jenkins County Elementary School for 15 years.
Ms. Williams holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University and has earned certifications in various other areas.
JCFEC is the local umbrella agency recognized as the authority on child and family issues in Jenkins County. The organization is tasked to coordinate the collaboration of agencies, organizations, and individuals who are concerned with issues, strategies, and programs that deal directly with the families, youth, and children of Jenkins County.
A few of the programs offered by JCFEC include: STEP program( systematic training for effective parenting), Abstinence Education and Youth Development program, 21st Century after school program, Grad-net credit recovery program, car seat program, Golden Harvest food bank, and United Way.
The mission statement of JCFEC is “to operate as a countywide organization that provides planning, leadership, coordination, implementation, and supervision needed to improve the well being and quality of life for all children, youth, and families in Jenkins County” and Ms. Williams said she is eager to work toward that goal.
“I’m excited about the new challenge and will work to make the transition smooth at JCFEC,” Ms. Williams said.
For more information on programs offered by JCFEC, call 982-8004.