Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties ( celebrated Head Start and Early Head Start teachers in May for National Teacher Appreciation Week. Community Action Head Start teachers show up every day to provide a safe, consistent and fun learning environment for 493 children across Community Action’s service area.

Children enrolled in Community Action’s Head Start program live at or below 100% of the poverty level and many face additional challenges such as homelessness or disability. Teachers are a familiar and kind face that families know they can depend on, and Community Action acknowledges the many efforts that teachers make to provide the best experience for the students in their classroom.

“We see every day how vital the role of a teacher is in the life of a child,” said Director of Early Head Start and Head Start Jill Bomberger. “I’m so grateful for our team of talented teachers who use their passion for early childhood education to positively impact each child’s growth and development.”

Community Action’s mission is to empower people living in poverty to reach economic stability. Its programs and services address the causes and conditions of poverty in four impact areas: early childhood education, homelessness prevention, financial and family well-being and hunger relief and healthy food access. You can learn more about Community Action Head Start and Early Head Start or about becoming a teacher at