Join NHSA as the Head Start community takes action to make sure Congress understands, values, and invests in the important role Head Start plays in the lives of vulnerable children, families and communities!
The purpose of the Families Unite campaign is to engage Head Start families in building lasting relationships with their members of Congress. Who else is better able to persuade our elected officials that the Head Start advantage is real? This is a great opportunity for families to unite together to activate representatives on behalf of Head Start’s model of support for the whole child, the whole family, and the whole community.
Effective leadership and advocacy is a marathon, not a sprint! That is why the Families Unite campaign will support Head Start families and leaders from all over the country from August through October—and give tools to continue beyond—as they engage with their respective congressional offices to champion issues that will preserve and grow the positive impact of Head Start and the Head Start community. We're aiming to unite families from every state and territory, so add your name to the list!
NHSA will share tools, calls to action, and resources over the coming months. To make sure you’re up to date, and to meet and talk with other families and advocates from across the country, join the Families Unite Facebook group.
Questions? Contact NHSA’s Amirh Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 1st - August Campaign Kick-off
Meet with your member of Congress in their district office
September 21st-27th - Fall Leadership Institute (FLI) and Capitol Hill meetings
FLI attendees will gather on Capitol Hill for crucial meetings
October 1st - October Head Start Awareness Month Campaign Kick-off
Have your Member of Congress visit your program