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2020 BOLD 

Alumni Leaders

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Recognizing, celebrating, and rewarding Head Start bold leadership

Five Head Start alumni boldly leading change for a better world in fields critical to our country’s well-being, each of whom is an exemplar of Head Start’s long-term impact.

Ilham Askia, Executive Director, Gideon’s Promise
Boldly leading to transform the criminal justice system

Dr. Joseph I. Castro, Chancellor, California State University
Boldly leading the nation’s largest and most diverse four-year university

Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Boldly leading higher education toward greater accessibility and inclusion for lower-income youth

David Medina, COO and Co-Founder of Results for America
Boldly leading to help decision-makers harness the power of evidence and data to solve our greatest challenges

Omar Woodard, Executive Director, GreenLight Fund
Boldly leading to transform lives of children, youth and families in high-poverty urban areas

Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
Honorary 2020 Bold Alumni Leader