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Head Start Alumni Spotlight: Chris Rock

The son of a teacher and delivery truck driver, Chris Rock attended Head Start in Brooklyn, New York.

You’ve probably seen Chris Rock on Saturday Night Live, heard his voice as Marty the Zebra in Madagascar, or seen his numerous comedy specials. What you may not know is that Rock dropped out of high school after years of excessive bullying. However, he turned tragedy into triumph, returning to receive his GED and attending college to study broadcast journalism.