About Us

Pamlico Partnership for Children (PPFC) began serving children and families in 1997, with a passion to enhance early childhood education and support families in Pamlico County. That is still our goal today; we strive to bring together the whole community, as well as parents, teachers, and child care providers to create positive change for our children. PPFC is public-private collaboration, one of 75 non-profit partnerships that make up the Smart Start Network in all of the 100 North Carolina counties. PPFC provides programs and services for the youngest citizens of Pamlico County, supports the providers of high quality child care, serves as a community resource, and is a supporter of a growing effort to provide assistance to the families and children living in our community.

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A little history of Pamlico Partnership for Children

Pamlico Partnership for Children (PPFC) was incorporated in 1994, we take pride in being one of 75 partners in the Smart Start network serving all 100 North Carolina Counties. PPFC is visible and active as a community convener and a well-known community collaborative partner with a focus on serving children and families in Pamlico County.

To reach our mission and vision we incorporate programs and initiatives that incorporate high-quality early education, health & safety, family support, and community connections.
PPFC serves children and families through a combination of public-private funds.  Smart Starts funds serve children in Pamlico County through early childhood initiatives and private funds from donations, grants, and foundations allow PPFC to serve the whole family and children and youth ages 0-18

SECU Mission Development Grant

The SECU Mission Development Grants support the development of nonprofits with capacity building through organizational assessments, goal setting, and creating pathways for expansion.

In September 2023, Pamlico Partnership for Children was honored to receive the first SECU Mission Development Grant for organizational capacity building, funds are an investment in the current and future programming, as well as reinforcement to sustain the current impact of PPFC. Focus areas for the funds include strategic planning, board development, consultation, enhanced staffing, and other proposals to "propel" the Partnership forward to sustain and support growth, creating more impact on the Pamlico community.

Michelle Shields, Programs Manager
Susan Bridgman, Executive Director
Jakiya Jones, Family Support

Ashley Burroughs, Strengthening Families Program
Courtney Turnage, Classroom Assistant

Pamlico Partnership Board of Directors CLICK HERE

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