Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Head Start on Full Power

CSC’s Head Start of Lincoln County, a major program of the Child Development Department, is at full capacity right now and has three sites operating in the county.

New Director Suzanne Miller recently attended the first fundraiser – “Dinner Down the Bay” – which was planned by Shawn Cardwell, the program’s AmeriCorps* Vista Volunteer (her first fundraising event). It was a great success with the generosity of all involved. We hope it will become an annual event with the help of Head Start “Friends” who donate their time and energy to keep Head Start a true star on the coast. New friends are always welcome and anyone interested in joining this great group can contact Suzanne directly at the Lincoln City site – 541-996-3028.

Each day at Head Start, a young life is being given a chance at a head start on life, not only in terms of learning but also in knowing and trusting that they belong to a great community of caring people. Family involvement is a cornerstone of Head Start. Last week in one of the classrooms, a shared meal was prepared by parents and the children as part of the day’s learning. It was a pre-Thanksgiving celebration, and the children were very proud and happy to accomplish such an event.

From the smallest celebration to major fundraisers, Head Start is about community and serving families with the greatest need so that they, too, feel and become an integral part of their communities.

Where poverty and economic struggles can isolate, Head Start is a place of belonging.

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