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Center on Advocacy
Grassroots, national, bipartisan
The NHSA Center on Advocacy leverages grassroots action, alumni- and parent-driven support, and a bipartisan strategy to ensure a successful and sustainable future for Head Start.

Our Advocacy Activities

Happy Reading Month! Let's Read to Build Understanding

March is National Reading Month and we’re celebrating with Taye Diggs!

March is National Reading Month and we’re celebrating with Head Start Child Literacy Ambassador Taye Diggs to promote cultural understanding through classroom reading! Find some great reading activities, two children's books that sow seeds of love and understanding and a way to share your activity with your Members of Congress!

Everything you need is here! So, pick your reading day and get started now.

Tell the President Why Head Start Matters to You

We want to make sure that the White House knows how important Head Start is to every local community

As a Head Start parent, graduate, or staff that was a former parent, your story matters now more than ever! This postcard campaign to the President will enable you to quickly let the President know why Head Start matters to you. They are quick to print out and fill out.

Get started today!

Invite Your Members of Congress to Your Program

Find all you need to know to get your Members of Congress to your Head Start Center this year!

Find detailed instructions and resources to facilitate an exciting visit by your Members of Congress to your Head Start program in 2017! You will also have access to a national map which recognizes each center visit as it happens during the 115th Congress! 


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By the Numbers


Visits by Members of Congress in the 115th Congress to a Head Start center in 2017


Press Articles about Head Start sent to Capitol Hill in 2017


Appropriations requests submitted for support of Head Start funding in Fiscal Year 2018


NHSA generated articles, opinion pieces and blogs written by alumni/supporters throughout the country in 2017 alone

Build a Relationship with Your Members of Congress

Building relationships with your Member of Congress is one of the most effective advocacy tools out there. Take the opportunity to educate your Member on the importance of Head Start in 2017- it's easy! Find out more here.


NHSA members can find archives of recordings and powerpoint slides of NHSA's previous webinars. You must be an NHSA member and logged in to access this page.