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Connecting Head Start Programs with Refugee Communities

1:00 PM EDT
2:00 PM EDT

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Program: Best Practices and Effective Strategies for Connecting Head Start Programs with Refugee Communities

Representatives from Head Start programs and Refugee Resettlement Agencies will share lessons learned, best practices, and effective strategies when engaging and collaborating with refugees. The 1-hour panel discussion will also offer opportunities for Head Start programs across the country to ask questions and share their own experiences when engaging this community.


  • Sandy Simar, Families First, Rochester, MN
  • Candee Melin, Parents In Community Action, Minneapolis, MN
  • Dr. Thea Wilson, Step Forward, Cleveland, OH
  • Dr. Deborah Bergeron, National Head Start Association
  • Gilda Morales Aleman, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services, The Bronx, NY
  • Malath Alarnosi, Canopy Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK

Moderator: Mark Weber