Malkia Payton-Jackson

Alumni Spotlight: From Head Start to Health Solutions

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

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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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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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Alumni Spotlight: Pathways for Young Parents

Two Head Start alumnae from Community Action Alger-Marquette Head Start in Michigan tell their stories of finding their own paths to thriving futures as young parents.

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Alumni Spotlight: Carlos Martinez

Carlos Martinez, Baytown Head Start’s new health services coordinator, didn’t know he had been a Head Start student when he applied for the job.

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