Welcome, Head Start Alumni!

We are Head Start.

About The Network...

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.

Head Start Alumni Wall of Fame


In Their Words...

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.

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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Alumni Spotlight: Chau Bang Nguyen

Chau Bang Nguyen says: “Head Start was the inspiration for me wanting a community-based career that focused on servant leadership.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. John Wallace

John Wallace says: “Head Start ignites the fire to learn among low-income children, like myself, who go on to ignite that fire for others.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Marshalynn Franklin

Marshalynn Franklin says: “The single act of enrolling in Head Start changed my life and now my children are second-generation beneficiaries.”

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