Helping People. Changing Lives.



The Board of Director's meeting is held the third Thursday of each month (except December) from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at 270 Pine St, Chadron, NE  69337.   

Structure of Shared Governance

Northwest Community Action Partnership has an established formal structure of shared governance in which policy making and other decisions are made.  This structure includes the Board of Directors, Head Start Policy Council and the Leadership Team.

Board of Directors overall legal and fiscal responsibilities for the entire agency and:

  • Reviews and approves changes to the By-laws
  • Establishes mission, vision, and strategic objectives
  • Established and approves fiscal policies to ensure appropriate internal controls are established and implemented to safeguard funds
  • Approve personnel policies 
  • Approves for the submission of all funding applications and amendments
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and programmatic regulations

Policy Council approves policies and operational plans for Head Start and:

  • Approves Head Start plans, policies, and procedures
  • Approves of personnel and fiscal policies
  • Approves Head Start funding applications
  • Approves criteria for recruitment, selection, and enrollment priorities

The Leadership Team has implementation and operational responsibilities and:

  • Serves and leadership and management staff for the entire agency by ensuring program excellence
  • Develop procedures to execute policies and recommends policy changes to the Board for consideration
  • Develop strategic goals to achieve agency objectives 
  • Conduct Community Needs Assessment and identify programs and services to address needs
  • Assess and evaluate program success and collect robust data to use in decision making
  • Handle day-to-day functions and operation of the agency
  • Oversees development of program budgets and maintains internal controls
  • Recruit, train, supervise and develop staff
  • Build and nurture collaborative partnerships with community organizations and others to provide quality services and advocate for low-income citizens