Ribbon Cutting Held to Commemorate Opening of Head Start Center at Health 360

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Ribbon Cutting Held to Commemorate Opening of Head Start Center at Health 360

On October 17, 2016, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties (www.communityactionatwork.org) celebrated the opening of its Head Start Center at Health 360 (23rd and O Streets). A ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce was part of the festivities that marked the occasion.

The Head Start at Health 360 Center is one of two new full-day, full-year early childhood education facilities the agency opened in Lincoln this past year after receiving a five-year $31 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families and start-up funding from the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln and other generous donors. Since opening, the Head Start Center at Health 360 has enrolled 58 children ages birth to five. Through the provision of high-quality early childhood education services, Community Action’s Head Start programs ensure that our community’s most vulnerable children are ready to successfully enter kindergarten.

Serving the Lincoln community since 1965, Community Action’s mission is to empower people living in poverty to reach economic stability. The agency offers over 15 poverty-fighting programs in three primary service areas: Early Childhood Education, Homelessness Prevention, and Financial Well-being. The agency also operates a soup kitchen, The Gathering Place, which provides free evening meals Monday through Friday to those facing hunger in Lincoln. Last year, Community Action provided 72,166 poverty-fighting services to 15,978 unduplicated individuals.

To learn more, visit www.communityactionatwork.org.