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180 South Beckford Dr. M-F 7:45 AM-4:45 PM Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 252-492-0161
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During this difficult time of the Coronavirus pandemic, Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity remains committed to providing critically needed services for both our community and our staff. We will follow the directions and recommendations from the State and Federal CDC health agencies, and do all that we can to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus in our community. Our offices and centers are closed until further notice, however you can still call the main number, 252-492-0161, and someone will be able to help. The team at FVWOPP continues to work to provide services to our clients while we work remotely from our homes.
We are working on developing some new resources for our clients, and in the next couple of weeks, we will begin food distributions to our client families in each county where we provide services. Soon, our new virtual classroom filled with educational activities for our Head Start early learners will be launched. As details are finalized we will announce locations and times for all of our new resources and services.
We are all being impacted by the pandemic, and our experience has taught us that if we pull together, we can get through the tough times.
Please be safe. Follow the recommended safety guidelines.
Together with you,
Abdul Sm Rasheed
Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity, Inc.
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The City of Henderson Dedicates Building to Dr. Andrea L. Harris
Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity's CEO, Abdul Rasheed, speaks at Dr. Andrea Harris' Dedication
Henderson, NC-- On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the City of Henderson held a dedication in the naming of the city's Chamber of Commerce as the Dr. Andrea Harris Operation and Service Center.
Mr. Abdul Rasheed, who serves as Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity's CEO, Tem Balckborun, a local historian and featured speaker, the city's mayor, Eddie Ellington, Congresswoman Eva Clayton, and a representative for Governor Roy Cooper were among those who spoke at the dedication.
Dr. Harris' co-founded the NC Institute of Minority Economic Development in 1986 and served as the Institute's president. She also served as a member of Vance-Granville Community College's Board of Trustees. Dr. Harris has been regarded as a powerful voice for equity, justice, and education. As Mayor Ellington stated, "[For those] who know what Dr. Andrea Harris stood for and know her story, [that] is what binds us together".
As stated by Mr. Rasheed, a former colleague and friend of Dr. Harris, "Andrea was a product of her family, her community (Happy Hill), (and) her city, which produced a citizen, a patriot, one who fought for justice and quality of life for everyone."
This dedication serves as a commemoration, recognition, and respect of Dr. Harris' great work. Her voice and passion for equity continue to ring throughout her community. As stated by Mr. Rasheed, "This is a life that should be added to the annals of history and studied by generations to come as a role model, a shining example of a life of purpose, a life of results, a life of hope." We greatly mourn the loss of Dr. Andrea L. Harris, but we also celebrate her life and the great strides she made for her community.
In Memoriam of Dr. Andrea L. Harris
Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity is a 501(c)(3) community action agency that has served the residents of Franklin, Granville, Warren and Nash Counties for over 50 years. The agency administers social service programs in partnership with the Federal Government, charitable funders and State and local municipalities.
We are committed to building pathways to improving the quality of life for those we serve, and to play a significant role in building a positive future for all of our communities.
Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.