If you’ve driven past the intersection of K Street and Antelope Valley Parkway recently, you may have seen signs of construction at Community Action’s (www.communityactionatwork.org) Head Start center. Renovations are transforming the space formerly used for adult education (including most recently as Kaplan University) into one built for Lincoln’s youngest children and their families to thrive.
Community Action has been providing early childhood education services through Head Start since the 1960s and serves 197 children at the K Street center. Until now, the agency has never had a permanent home for these education services.
“Tremendous support from our community has made it possible for us to initiate this project, which will ensure Lincoln’s youngest residents and their families can access the support they need to thrive,” said Heather Loughman, Community Action CEO. “Renovations are underway, but we need community support to complete this campaign and project, which will strengthen early childhood education in Lincoln for generations to come.”
Renovations include building new classrooms with easily accessible restrooms and handwashing sinks, indoor and outdoor play areas and spaces for supportive services such as adult literacy classes, financial well-being courses, nutrition education and more offered to Head Start participants and other neighbors.
Of the $3.5 million Home for Head Start campaign goal, 80% has so far been raised.
To learn more about Community Action’s Home for Head Start or give to support the campaign, visit www.communityactionatwork.org.