Success Stories

Alumni Spotlight: Maryom McCloud says “Head Start is a Catalyst”

Alumna Maryom McCloud, director of Finance for Lutheran Family Services, shares how Head Start shaped her educational and career path.

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Head Start’s Impact Across Generations

This Academy-nominated short documentary film, Jenny is a Good Thing, documents one of the many significant contributions of the Head Start program: nutrition. National Archives Identifier: 4747085  

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Celebrating One Year of SNAP Eligibility

Celebrating one year since Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program became an simple way for families to demonstrate Head Start eligibility.

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Meet Natalie Hankins, NHSA’s 2022 Aubrey Puckett Awardee

Aubrey Puckett Memorial Awardee Natalie Hankins says “the wonderful and positive outcomes on children and their families” keeps her going.

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Alumni Spotlight: Angela Groves

Head Start alumna Angela Groves supports families in rural communities. Head Start is often the only program for kids in those small, rural areas.

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Black History Month: Remembering Dr. Willie Epps

Dr. Willie Epps of Tchula, Mississippi left an indelible mark on the world of early learning over the course of his distinguished career.

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Safe, Innovative, and Timely: Leadership During Difficult Times

Dr. Deidre Jones shares her experience developing innovative solutions to provide education services to children during difficult times.

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Alumni Spotlight: Living History

When Dr. Iris Cumberbatch’s mother learned about Head Start, she signed her up right away. She didn’t know it then, but they were making history!

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Head Start at the 2023 State of the Union

Thirteen members of the Head Start community attended the 2023 State of the Union, including three special guests.

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Head Start Parent Advocates for Access to Quality Child Care

Theresa Carter, Head Start parent from Step Forward Head Start in Ohio, shared her inspiring story at the 2023 Winter Leadership Institute.

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Program of Excellence: New St. Paul

NHSA Program of Excellence New St. Paul shares their exemplary work to provide safe and healthy environments throughout the pandemic.

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Head Start State Collaboration Office Spotlight: Missouri

Missouri Head Start State Collaboration Office Director Stacey Wright is powerful example of the impact Collaboration Offices can have.

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