Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois announces Jenifer Deweese as new CEO

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[June 22, 2022] 

Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL) is pleased to announce the confirmation of Jenifer Deweese as CEO. Jenifer will guide the organization in its mission to fight poverty and move their customers toward self-sufficiency.

CAPCIL began its search for a new CEO in early February with extensive advertisement coverage in local and regional newspapers and local, state, and national websites. The result was over 200 applicants. The hiring committee comprised of the CAPCIL Governing Board’s Executive Committee, and the Search and Selection Committee recommended the hiring of Jenifer to the full Governing Board in March and received final approval from the Office of Head Start in June.

Jenifer demonstrates a true empathy for their customer population and the children and families CAPCIL serves. She brings years of non-profit experience, having worked for CAPCIL in the Head Start Department for the last 16 years. Jenifer started as a teacher and worked her way up to Head Start Director. She accredits her professional growth to CAPCIL stating “While working for CAPCIL, I have had wonderful supervisors who have helped me embrace my potential and grow into the professional I am today.”

She is excited to continue the development of CAPCIL’s programs and to begin working on new initiatives in their work to fight poverty. “We have an incredibly talented team here at CAPCIL their hard work and dedication to the agency mission is unwavering.

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Their talents and passion are unmatched, and I look forward to leading the agency to a bright future alongside them,” stated Jenifer regarding her new team at CAPCIL.

It is the mission of CAPCIL, in partnership with community stakeholders, to empower low-income persons and other vulnerable populations of all ages, through the creation and implementation of poverty-fighting initiatives for those in crisis and those who seek a life of lasting independence.

[Breann Titus
Director of Agency Development
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois]

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