With Oxford being a certified child-friendly community, members of the LOU Excel by 5 coalition reached out to the community to gain insight on its long and short-term goals, it’s priority projects and brainstorm for new ideas during a town hall-style meeting Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. (October 23, 2013, Page 1)
The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County if offering Community Impact Grants for new, innovative ideas on how to improve health and human services in the LOU community. Deadline for the grant application is May 4. Visit www.unitedwayoxfordms.org for more information. (April 11, 2012, Page 1)
Since becoming a candidate community to be certified by the Excel by 5 early childhood community certification process in May, Oxford’s coalition has taken several steps to improve education for children, from birth to 5 years old. (March 9, 2012, Page 2A)
The United Way has gained a step toward its attempt at making Oxford an official child-friendly community after being accepted as a candidate community to gain Excel by 5 certification. (May 11, 2011, Page 1)
The United Way will be asking the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors on Monday to appoint a representative to sit on a 15-member coalition to determine the community’s needs and resources for early childhood education. (April 1, 2011, Page 1A)
A United Way committee is looking at ways to improve early childhood education in Oxford and Lafayette County. Accessibility to free or affordable preschools for all Lafayette County children is one area the committee is examining.