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Alliance for Children names new leader

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Angela Charlton

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From staff reports

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families has both a new leader and a new initiative in Camden County.

Angela Langdon-Charlton became president and chief executive officer of the Alliance on July 2, following the retirement of longtime president and CEO Denauvo Robinson at the end of June.

Charlton has worked with the family resource agency for the past nine years, working closely with Robinson in her various capacities as child care resource and referral director, program coordinator, and most recently vice president and chief operating officer.

“I am so thankful and honored to have worked alongside Dr. Robinson for these last nine years,” Charlton said in a statement released by the Alliance. “I have learned so much from his expertise in the field and I look forward to leading Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families Inc. into the future. I am confident that we will continue to grow as we build upon the programs and services that we currently offer throughout Northeastern North Carolina.”

The Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families provides a number of services to help families, including classes on parenting and family education. It also provides referrals to parents seeking child care, gives information to persons seeking to start a daycare business and provides technical assistance to daycare operators.

Charlton holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from N.C. State University and plans to complete a master’s degree in educational leadership, policy and advocacy in early childhood education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is a Johnston County native and worked with the Johnston County Partnership for Children for more than eight years in a leadership role.

Robinson, who led the organization for 18 years, worked with the Camden Board of Commissioners to set up a new preschool program in Camden. As the Alliance’s new president/CEO, Charlton is moving the project forward. The Alliance plans to launch its new Success Academy on Aug. 27.

The Success Academy will be located at the former Northeastern Community Development Corp. building at 151 Gumberry Road in Camden, and will house the new Camden County North Carolina pre-kindergarten program that was formerly located at Grandy Primary School.

The Success Academy will be open to all children ages 3-4 wanting to attend a high quality pre-school program. Camden County residents will have priority in enrollment but the program will also accept children from surrounding counties.

The program will be equipped with technology to enable parents to check in on their child during the day through a Smart Phone app or internet video connection.

The Success Academy will offer before-school and after-school care as well as wrap-around care for the Camden NC PreK program. Applications are currently being accepted at the Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families Inc. office at 1403 Parkview Drive Elizabeth City.

The Alliance is seeking donors, volunteers and community partners to support the new early childhood program. For more information, contact Kathy Green at 333-1233 or email her at kgreene@albemarleacf.org.

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