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The development of skills to advocate for children, families, and communities is at the heart of the Head Start Movement.  Since its inception in 1965, Head Start had been focused on the empowerment of individuals to create a better more hopeful and just life for all.

Head Start’s multi-generational, locally designed, and responsive operations has been well served by four pillars – Child Development – Family Engagement – Health and Social Services – Community Action.  For 55 plus years, Project Head Start has advanced by the determined advocacy of our constituents and allies.  In addition, lessons and skills gained during our constituent’s time in the program has continued to be a profound resource as those individuals navigated the K-12 Education system, community development projects and local governmental structures.

We find Head Start alumni in all sectors – business to government, sports to entertainment and all around us in local agencies are Head Start heroes.


Nine-week cohort will cover essential skills for all who support in community engagement and advocacy. The course will equip teams to replicate similar training at the local level within parent leadership circles, policy council and site committees.

Utilizing on-line learning platforms, Cafe format for discussion and a rich exchange of materials, this T4T will provide participants an excellent framework to support parent leadership, civic participation, and advocacy at the local level.

R9HSA’s Training West is in partnership with Child360 – is launching a new and innovative approach to support program staff advancing advocacy skill in parent leaders in their local community.

This 9-week cohort will start March 29, 2021 and conclude July 19, 2021.

Registration includes two staff and one parent leader per team. Fee for R9HSA Members is $2250 per team of 3, non-member agencies $2500 per team of 3.

Registration is limited to 10 teams.




All meetings are scheduled online, 10-12 noon PST

  • Café – May 10, 2021
  • Training – May 24, 2021
  • Café – June 7, 2021
  • Training – June 21, 2021
  • Café – July 6, 2021
  • Presentations of Final Project – July 19, 2021

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Questions? Contact us at headstartr9@region9hsa.org.