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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

Read Aloud with Congress!

In celebration of National Read Aloud Month in March, invite your Member to read with your center!

In celebration of National Read Aloud Month in March, invite your Member of Congress to come read-aloud with the students in your center! 

Find out how to participate! 

2016 Presidential Elections

We want to make sure Head Start is a priority for all 2016 candidates!

As the 2016 candidates ramp up their campaigns, it is more important than ever that Head Start stay near the top of the public mind. We want to make sure Head Start is a priority for all 2016 presidential candidates, regardless of party affiliation. NHSA has created a toolkit to help you show candidates just how important Head Start's impact has been.

Access the toolkit 

Members of Congress Visiting Head Start Centers

Find a map of where Members of Congress and their staff have visited their Head Start center.

Find a map of where Members of Congress and their staff have visited their Head Start center in the 114th Congress. Inviting your Members of Congress to visit your Head Start Center is an important way to show them how Head Start is unique, innovative, and high-quality.

View the map of visits

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By the Numbers

42

Members of Congress who have visited a Head Start center in the 114th Congress

132

Press Articles about Head Start sent to Capitol Hill in 2015 alone

71

Appropriations requests submitted for support of Head Start funding in Fiscal Year 2016

57

Alumni Op-Eds and LTEs written throughout the country in 2015 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 - it's easy! Find out more here.

Webinars

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.