Our favorite photos from our Head Start Week of Action

Head Start - Week of Action


This week our advocates from around the country came together for a Week of Action to protect funding for early learning programs, including Head Start. They collected petition signatures, screened films, published letters to the editor in their local newspapers and met with Congressional staff in their communities. Here are our favorite moments from the past week:

When our New Hampshire advocates visited Senator Shaheen’s office in Manchester…

NH advocates meeting with Senator Shaheen's staff
Our advocates meeting with staff at Senator Shaheen’s Manchester office to discuss the critical importance of Head Start.


When 47 Iowan students wrote letters to Congress to protect Head Start funding…

Iowa Head Start Week of Action tabling
On Tuesday, our Student Ambassadors held a tabling to spread the word about the impact of early learning programs like Head Start.


When our Illinois volunteers led an early learning community discussion…

Bradley IL community discussion
From left: Marin Dugal, Emily Formea, Ali Bulhman, Jason Banks and Kejuan Jones prepping for the Bradley University community discussion on Head Start.


When our South Carolinian Student Ambassadors teamed up with Joe Waters for a film screening and discussion…

Furman U. student ambassadors and Joe Waters
On Tuesday, students at Furman University hosted a film screening and panel discussion. Clockwise from left: Nick Torres, Joe Waters, Andrew Wynkoop, Kjersti Kleine, Laurin Bixby, Camilla Bellow. Mr. Waters connected the idea of rural poverty, home visiting programs and local education policy in South Carolina. More than 50 guests attended, including South Carolina’s Representative Chandra Dillard, who spoke about how to engage with elected officials and some strategies college students can use to make sure their voices are being heard.


When our advocates met with Congressman Dave Reichert in Washington state…

Advocates meeting with Representative Reichert
Left to right: Bianca Bailey, Stephanie Bare, Congressman Dave Reichert, Abril Mitchell-Ward and Mackenzie Chase. These advocates shared their powerful stories about the positive impact Head Start has had on their children, their families and themselves.


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