News Release: Wake County SmartStart Announces New Director of Community Relations
Wake County SmartStart announced Wednesday, February 14, that Phyllis Barbour has joined the organization to expand support and awareness for Wake County SmartStart and Early Childhood Education. Phyllis comes with substantial experience in building partnerships in the community, having spent ten years in a congressional office where she did strategic planning on a number of outreach initiatives. Previous work includes marketing and advertising efforts in the business and non-profit sectors, beginning with nearly a decade at our Direct Service Partner; Project Enlightenment.
Phyllis’s role will focus on developing relationships in the business community that underscore the tie between early childhood services and economic prosperity in the community. Additionally, she will expand awareness of Wake County SmartStart’s work to improve the lives of young children, birth to age five. “I am excited to join the SmartStart team and further develop our identity in the community. SmartStart’s work to advance a child’s potential in life directly enhances the viability of our prosperity on multiple levels. My love for children will fuel and energize my commitment to the SmartStart mission.” Read the full press release here.