April 29th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
2Gen Data and Evaluation The fourth episode in the National Head Start Association's Two Generations Together Webinar Series, this webinar will explore the data systems and evaluation studies that Head Start programs have undertaken as they work to support their families' success but also demonstrate impacts and inform program improvement. Learn from Head Start program leaders from AVANCE Houston and Southwest Human Development and gain strategies for approaching research partnerships of your own!
The National Head Start Association’s 50th Anniversary Conference is now underway and is wrapping up it’s first full day! Head start Alum Jorge Rodriguez said it most eloquently with the quote of the day: "We are here because Head Start has mobilized the marginalized towards equal opportunity.” The numbers really do say it all. 50 Years. 32 million Alumni. 5,000 Attendees at one historic annual conference.
“Life is a gift to be given to others in service. That is what Head Start is about.” - Cornell Brooks, President of the NAACP, at the Opening Session. What an exciting day! With the 50th Anniversary Conference in full swing, we were excited to celebrate Head Start’s excellence and our new Quality Initiative designees, kickoff a new partnership with The Crayon Collection, and house 5,000 Head Starters at the Opening Session, where we heard both rousing anthems and inspiring keynote addresses. (Not to mention dozens of educational sessions!)
Given that I have been blogging away these past few days I thought perhaps I should introduce myself. My name is Evita Almassi and I provide NHSA’s voice on our social media outlets. I am a Seattle-lite born and raised and like most Seattle-lites I love a good cup of coffee and am a dedicated University of Washington Husky Fan. I am very excited to be a part of NHSA and am looking forward being a part of the future of Head Start! “I believe in America. I believe in an America where we can fulfill our promise to our kids”.— Darren Walker
From an amazing 50 year Anniversary Gala celebration on Wednesday evening to a Closing Session reflecting on the profound impact of Head Start and its successes, the past 24 hours certainly have been a whirlwind!
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