Kicking off week 2 of #HeadStartAwareness month with Money Money Money Mondays! We are always looking for fun ways to fundraise here at NHSA HQ, and we wanted to share one of our favorite ways with you. The Head Start Advantage documentary is a great way to convey the importance of Head Start to members of your community – invite them to your programs for "movie night" and raise money for Dollar Per Child by charging $2 for a ticket and popcorn! What's your favorite way to fundraise for Dollar Per Child? https://www.nhsa.org/get-involved/advocacy/dollar-child
Posted by National Head Start Association on Monday, October 9, 2017
This Head Start Advantage documentary is a great way to convey the importance of Head Start to members of your community. Millions of American children are in need of opportunity for success in life that Head Start provides. Through Dollar per Child, the National Head Start Society (NHSA) ensures that the voices of these children and their families are heard. For more information on the campaign and where your contributions go, click HERE.
How exciting… SER EHS attended the Families Unite for Head Start Rally and Hill Day in DC. The Pennsylvania Head Start Association organized a bus trip for families and staff across the State to travel to the U.S. Capital. They joined people from across the country to make their voices heard by participating in an Early/Head Start spirit rally on Capitol Hill which featured Head Start Ambassadors, Members of Congress, and other special guests. Following the rally, participants walked to the US House of Representatives and the US Senate to meet with Members of Congress.
They shared important information including personal stories of how Early/Head Start benefits families and children, and additional funding needs – with Congressman Beto O’Rourke
We thank them for taking time to advocate for this important cause – early childhood education!
It is more important now than ever, for us to call on Congress and the White House to focus seriously on ensuring that the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have access to the basic necessities in the short term and to rebuilding the island in the medium and longer term. It is time for our government to act now and act strategically. As such, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda developed a 10 point plan of action for Congress and the administration. This plan requires that both Congress and the White House work together and set aside politics in order to help people who are urgently in need. On October 1st, NHLA sent a letter to the administration and Congress, outlining the specific actions they need to take and further explaining the gravity of the situation. As President Trump visited Puerto Rico, NHLA leaders held a press call to underscore the importance of acting on these 10 points.
In this newsletter, you will find the letter addressing the 10 points, a recording of NHLA’s recent press call, and 5 key actions that will aid in relief efforts. Thanks to all of you who are are working hard for our brothers and sisters and we will continue to work to make sure they receive the relief they need, both immediately and in the months to come.
Hector Sanchez Barba
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