About Us

The Columbus County Partnership for Children...
is a catalyst for bringing various community groups together for the sake of the children in Columbus County.

The Partnership administers Smart Start funds appropriated from the state legislature to support local programs to benefit children age birth to 5 and their families living in Columbus County.

CCPC also brings about awareness of the critical needs of young children and helps to develop solutions that address the needs.


Our Vision

The Columbus County Partnership for Children...
seeks to provide the options and resources necessary for children and their families to lead healthy, happy and productive lives.

We seek to:

  • Emphasize and respect the family's primary responsibility for their children;
  • Support families in raising their children;
  • Promote family-friendly workplaces;
  • Provide a variety of high-quality, early childhood opportunities for families and their children;
  • Ensure healthy children and wholesome childhoods;
  • Provide surroundings that are safe, healthy, nurturing;
  • Protect all children from abuse, neglect, and other violence;
  • Foster expectations, generate hope and encourage aspirations


                             2017-2018 Board Members

Andy Anderson 
Shawn Maynor
Elise Belmont 
Algernon McKenzie
Jaimee Blackman
Amon McKenzie
Charlene Bush
 Lisa Myers
Jan Palmer
Glenda Phillips
Amy Curiale

​Natalie Rackley

Morris Pridgen
Dalton Dockery
 Pennie Richardson
Kenneth Garland
Charles Garrett
Esther Scott
Paul Gerald 
William Sellers
Ronnie Hardwick
 Kim Wright
Ida Mae Kelly  




©2017 Columbus County Partnership for Children • 109 West Main Street • Whiteville • North Carolina • 28472• Phone (910) 642-8226 • Fax (910) 642-8494

Board Meetings 2018
Feb. 21, 2018

April 18, 2018

June 20, 2018
These meetings will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Smart Start Annex at 105 W. Main St. in Whiteville.

Columbus County Partnership for Children