To kickoff our 2015 Hill Day - and Head Start Awareness Month - we invite all Institute attendees to take a short walk from the hotel and join us for an exciting Head Start Spirit Rally on the Capitol Lawn at 9:00 a.m. The rally will be an opportunity to celebrate Head Start’s impact over the past 50 years and get energized for Head Start Awareness Month. You won’t want to miss inspiring talks by Members of Congress, prominent Head Start alumni, and more!
After an electrifying start to the day, attendees are free to spend the rest of Hill Day meeting with Members of Congress at their nearby offices. In addition to many sessions that offer the chance to hear the thinking behind policies right from federal staff at OHS and other agencies, the opportunity to meet with Members of Congress is one of the most impactful ways you can spend your time at the Fall Leadership Institute. In fact, this is the reason we host Institutes in Washington, D.C!
This is an ideal opportunity for you to meet with policymakers who decide how Head Start will be funded and how Head Start will look in years to come. Take this chance to share with your Members how Head Start has impacted your community and your life. Remember - Members of Congress are there to represent you! Congressional staff members are often just as happy for the opportunity to meet with you as you are.
To help you in asking for and obtaining a meeting we have created a few useful tools
Lastly, once you have scheduled a meeting, please fill out the form at the link below to receive a personalized bio of your Member of Congress from NHSA’s congressional database.