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2020 BOLD 

Leadership Prizes

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Recognizing, celebrating, and rewarding Head Start bold leadership

Recognizing 14 Head Start leaders who courageously took risks and found bold, game-changing solutions to 2020's challenges.

2020 BOLD Leader: One prize winner of $10,000

Maggie Evans, Schenectady, NY
Agri-Business Child Development (ABCD)

2020 BOLD Game Changers: Six prize winners of $5,000 each

Willing Chin-Ma, New York City, NY
Grand St Settlement

Stacy Lewis, Landcaster, PA
Thrive to Five, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County

Melissa McPheeters, Parkland, WA
Franklin Pierce Early Learning Center Head Start

Nicolee Mensing, St. Paul, MN
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties

Alina Vega, Los Angeles, CA
Vista del Mar/ Home SAFE

Anat Weisenfreund, Northampton, MA
Community Action Pioneer Valley, Head Start & Early Learning Programs

2020 BOLD Thinkers: Seven prize winners of $1,000 each

Kristina Bedikian, Las Vegas, NV
Acelero Learning Early/Head Start Clark County

Dr. Elizabeth DeCamilla, Land O Lakes, FL
Pasco County Head Start/Early Head Start

Deb Hendricks, Marion, IN
Marion Community Schools Head Start

Laure Hopper, Fayettville, TN
South Central Human Resource Agency HS/EHS

Macy Jones, Taylorsville, NC
Alexander County Head Start

Maria McNair, Jacksonville, FL
Lutheran Services Florida - Duval HS/EHS Program

Jessica Moore, Highland Park, MI
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency