WASHINGTON, DC – The National Head Start Association’s Executive Director, Yasmina Vinci, commented on the decades of leadership of U.S. Representative Nita Lowey (NY-17), who served as chairwoman of the House Committee on Appropriations. Chairwoman Lowey announced today that she would retire from Congress at the end of her current terms.
"The Head Start community thanks Chairwoman Lowey for decades of support for America's most vulnerable children and families. As the leader of the Appropriations Committee, she has consistently championed Congress's strong investment in locally-tailored health, education, nutrition, and social services provided by Head Start to at-risk children and their families. We will miss having such a steadfast advocate looking out for Head Start in the halls of power, but we wish Chairwoman Lowey a happy and well-deserved retirement.”
The National Head Start Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in school and in life. The opportunities offered by Head Start lead to healthier, empowered children and families, and stronger, more vibrant communities. NHSA is the voice for more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start grantees in the United States. Visit www.nhsa.org and follow @NatlHeadStart for more information.
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