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Opportunities for Strategic Support of Detroit’s Young Children

This month, Detroit’s key Head Start agencies will submit applications to “re-compete” for federal dollars for this critical and comprehensive early childhood program. While the quest for these dollars is...

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Community Foundation Head Start grants to boost teacher recruitment and retention

Eight organizations in three southeast Michigan counties are receiving $1.1 million in grants from the Community Foundation’s Head Start Innovation Fund. The grants will support the organizations’ recompetition for federal...

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The Team Behind The Impact: Program

Year-end at the Community Foundation is an exciting time of year as we see gifts coming in and grants flowing out. While nothing would happen without our donors and strong...

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Supporting Social-Emotional Needs at Head Start

Social-emotional support for kids, families and agency staff has been a key focus on Head Start Innovation Fund investments. Several key agencies, including the two that serve all of Macomb...

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Supporting New Moms at Head Start

With a larger number of Early Head Start seats available in Detroit for newborns, the Innovation Fund made some key, early investments for agencies to better support and connect to...

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Building a Pipeline of Teachers for Head Start

The Head Start Innovation Fund has supported a variety of strategies to build the pipeline of teachers into the system, allowing different agencies to test different models. One approach, built...

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Mr. Quevie: A Head Start Superhero

One target population for the Head Start Innovation Fund’s talent recruitment efforts has been men. While men have not traditionally been encouraged to pursue careers in early childhood education, they...

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Special Needs Being Met At Head Start

Part of the Head Start Innovation Fund’s work has been to bridge systems. While Detroit Public Schools is not a direct provider of Head Start, they are a critical partner...

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Increasing Collaboration, Recruitment, and Retention at Head Start

Cheryl McFall has been a Head Start booster for many years: first as a mother with five children in Head Start classrooms. Then inspired, she became a Head Start teacher...

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Children of the Rising Sun Strengthen Early Childhood Education

Children of the Rising Sun’s mission is to strengthen early childhood educational opportunities and services to improve the quality of life for Detroit and the surrounding communities. The organization consists...

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