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February 1 - 4, 2016
2016 Winter Leadership Institute
"The Next Generation of Commitment"

Head Start’s Congressional Breakfast

To kickoff our 2016 Hill Day we invite all Institute attendees to join us for Head Start’s Congressional Breakfast at 9:30am in the Rayburn House Office Building in room B339 & B340.

As we look towards our next 50 years, join us in this event to renew and refresh our nation’s commitment to the most vulnerable children and families. You won’t want to miss inspiring talks by Members of Congress, prominent Head Start alumni, and more!

Meeting with Members of Congress

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

  1. Six Simple Steps for Scheduling a Meeting on Capitol Hill
  2. Invitation Template for a Meeting on Capitol Hill

Lastly, once you have scheduled a meeting, please fill out this webform to receive a personalized bio of your Member of Congress from NHSA’s congressional database.