The purpose of the council is to support the local program, increase public awareness, raise funds, secure services and develop growth & sustainability plans.
Captain David DeCarlo, Executive Director
Pat Lancaster, Student Services Coordinator
Provide vision and direction to the local program
Guide growth and quality planning
Ensure a high degree of program accountability
Help to identify local partnerships and opportunities for collaboration
Work with TSIC staff to raise local funds in support of student scholarships and program activities
Assist in recruiting mentors and sponsors who have an interest in making a meaningful contribution towards providing a quality education for students from low-income families
Create greater community awareness of Take Stock in Children’s scholarship program
Set the tone; provide local program oversight and advice; and make recommendations for pre-defined program areas (i.e. student terminations)
Serve on a committee
Attend regular council and/or committee meetings
Be involved in the fundraising activities of the program
Local program staff will make day-to-day decisions
The Take Stock in Children state organization and the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will establish program and operational guidelines and policies.