News & Updates

News & Updates2017-12-22T14:48:29+00:00

Congratulations Mahaska County Sieda Head Start

Congratulations to the Ship Shape Attendance Rate winners! Mahaska County Sieda Head Start class was the first class awarded this new school year. The 4-year-old Mahaska class was awarded the September “Ship Shape Attendance Rate.” Last school year Sara Whitlow started the attendance rate campaign. All nine Sieda Head Starts in our seven county service area are involved. [...]

October 11th, 2018|Agency News, Child Development|

Sieda Head Start Policy Council

The Sieda Head Start Policy Council held their first meeting of the 2018-2019 school year. The Policy Council is a decision-making group comprised of parents and community representatives from Sieda’s 7 core counties. Being a council member is a great way for parents to be involved. Sieda Head Start provides young children and their families with positive experiences. Our [...]

October 9th, 2018|Agency News, Child Development|

PAT, CAPS, and Prevention at Hy-Vee Block Party

Sieda was well represented at the Hy-Vee Block Party, Saturday, September 29th, in Fairfield. Kitty, Lynn, Kayla, and Cindy provided fun, games, learning, and items for those that came to the party. The annual Hy-Vee Block Party is a great community-building event. The event provided fun for all ages with a food, music, a children's [...]

October 1st, 2018|Family Support Services|

LIHEAP Applications Begin October 1st

LIHEAP (energy assistance) applications for households with at least one member who is elderly (60+) or disabled will begin on Monday, October 1st at Sieda Community Action. Please visit or call your local Sieda office for more information. Applications for all other households begin November 1. The 2018-2019 LIHEAP has been established to help qualified low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of [...]

September 26th, 2018|Family Support Services|

Sieda MIECHV and PAT at STEAMfest

Two of Sieda Community Action’s programs were able to bring several hands-on-learning activities to contribute to STEAMfest held by the Wapello County 4-H / ISU Extension & Outreach. Sieda’s Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) and Parent as Teachers (PAT) contributed activities that tie into what STEAM is all about; Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and [...]

September 17th, 2018|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Appanoose Head Start Grandparents Day Celebration

G... G... what begins with G... We kick off the new school year with Grandparents Day at the Sieda Appanoose Head Start. Head Start teachers invited grandpas, grandmas, and other guests to come to enjoy a day of celebration. It is important to Sieda Head Starts to not just have classroom activities, but have events or field trips that [...]

September 14th, 2018|Agency News, Child Development|

Sieda Holding Elections for Board Members in Jefferson and Wapello Counties

Sieda Community Action is holding elections for low-income representatives for our board of directors in Jefferson and Wapello Counties. Sieda clients and other low-income residents of those counties may cast their vote by visiting the Jefferson County Resource Center at 201 South 23rd Street in Fairfield or the Wapello County Resource Center at 725 W. Second Street in Ottumwa. [...]

September 7th, 2018|Agency News|

Produce Basics at Sieda’s Ottumwa Office

Produce Basics “Produce Basics” will be offered on Thursday, September 13th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wapello County Sieda Office, 725 W. Second Street, Ottumwa. The workshop, taught by ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, Sara Sprouse, is intended for those wanting to learn more about preparing fresh produce.  The workshop will review storage, cleaning, [...]

September 6th, 2018|Family Support Services|

Back-to-School Events Help Students

Thanks to our partnerships with businesses, individuals, and organizations, Sieda Community Action was able to provide school supplies to more than 500 students in three Southeast Iowa counties. The School Supply Program Distributions in Appanoose, Jefferson, and Wapello counties help provide supplies and backpacks for students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade at no cost to the caretakers. The school supplies are to help [...]

Seeds of Hope Support at the Steller Woods Garden

Sieda's Seeds of Hope program partnered with Rachel Snow, a resident of Steller Woods Village Ottumwa early in the spring. With the help from Sieda's Seeds of Hope, the low-income housing complex was able to start the community garden. Rachel and others came together to build the gardens near the playground area. The experience brought out both adults and [...]

August 30th, 2018|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|