NYC Holds Awards Ceremony for Early Head Start Parents
On April 17, New York City Children's Services Division of Early Care and Education hosted the 2013 City-wide Head Start Policy Council Installation and Award Ceremony. The event honored New York City parents who have committed to sitting on the ACS Parent Board as representatives for the children and families in Head Start programs. In her welcome, Deputy Commissioner Myung Lee applauded the parents for their dedication and commitment to making programs better not only for their own individual children, but for the 20,000 children benefiting from Head Start services overseen by the City. Dr. Geoffrey Canada, the President and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, was the keynote speaker and further underscored the inspiring efforts of the parents for ensuring that Head Start children are provided with the support and services necessary to have a path out of poverty and into a successful future. The Children's Aid Society commends our parent representative, Ms. Takiyah Tinsley (pictured here with Commissioner Lee and Dr. Canada), who was honored at the event for her commitment to representing Children's Aid's Head Start children and families at the city level.
Written by Moria Cappio