Welcome, Head Start Alumni!

You are part of a community born of a commitment to give every child what they deserve: the opportunity to succeed and to thrive.

Over the last six decades, 37 million children have been served by Head Start. Their stories and testimony are living proof points of Head Start’s impact. Head Start alumni hail from communities across the country. We serve and work in every sector worldwide—from boardrooms to classrooms, from cockpits to courtrooms. Innovators and communicators, advocates and thinkers, health care heroes and teachers—alumni are connected by a shared love for the first learning experience that told us we belonged.

The Head Start Alumni Network sustains Head Start’s legacy for children and families through national advocacy, local support, and meaningful professional connections. The Network demonstrates Head Start’s proven model of success as well as its far-reaching and long-lasting impact.

Four Siblings’ Success Rooted in Project Head Start

Carla Fick enrolled her son in the inaugural class of Project Head Start. There, he and his siblings established their foundation of success.

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From Head Start to the Hill: Ashley Kearney

Head Starters are making their mark on Capitol Hill. Meet Ashley Kearney, an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow.

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From Head Start to the Hill: Brianna Tibbetts

Head Starters are making their mark on Capitol Hill. Meet Brianna Tibbetts legislative assistant for Congressman Carey (OH-15).

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Alumni Spotlight: Head Start and Libraries, Perfect Together

Head Start and libraries are perfect together. Two Head Start alumna share stories of serving their communities as librarians and their love for all things literary.

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Alumni Spotlight: From Head Start to Financial Wellness

Founding designer of The Beans Alex Orozco writes: “Programs like the one I attended are critical to family stability and financial wellness.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Barbara Cooper

Alabama Dept. of Early Childhood Education Secretary Barbara Cooper says: “Investing in early care and education is a game-changer for every community.”

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