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.

Alumni Spotlight: Victor Jones

Victor Jones says: “Head Start shaped me into the person that I am today: someone who aspires to be a fierce advocate for marginalized children.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Domnic Barnes

Veteran Dominic Barnes draws on his military career and Head Start experience to improve transitions for military-connected students.

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Alumni Spotlight: New Mexico Lt. Governor Howie Morales

Head Start was a game changer for Howie Morales and helped him to blaze new paths for himself and his family members who followed.

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Alumni Spotlight: Cicely Simpson

Cicely Simpson credits her Head Start for her successful journey from small-town roots to the launch of her own company.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack

Dr. Jack says: “I want people to see seeking out support as an integral part of one’s personal and social growth. Seeking help is a sign of strength.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Tyrone Olverson

Tyrone Olverson has built an impressive career based on the belief that every child should have the opportunity to succeed.

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