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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer DeMars-Ellison
Jennifer DeMars-Ellison says: “We are extremely proud to be a Head Start family.”
Alumni Spotlight: Tashia Lemon-Guillory
Tashia says: “I attended Head Start, came to work with Head Start, and I remain with Head Start because Head Start changes lives.”
Alumni Spotlight: Josalyn Brown Robinson
Head Start alumna Josalyn Brown Robinson says: “Head Start gives a foundation with lifelong effects on children. We see the benefits every day.”
Alumni Spotlight: Thomas Parker
Thomas Parker says: “My early experiences in my community, including Head Start, shaped and prepared me to be a force for systemic change.”
Alumni Spotlight: Greetings from NHSA’s Director of Alumni Engagement
Meet Malkia Payton-Jackson, Head Start alumna and the National Head Start Association first-ever director of Alumni Engagement.