Community Action Newsletter
August 2016

Community Action
A message from the Director of Head Start, Jane Hogue
This is an exciting and busy time of year at Community Action as we prepare to welcome over 400 new families to Head Start in September.  The Community Action Head Start team has been buzzing with activity as we work to enroll children, welcome back staff, recruit new staff and re-open classrooms.
We believe that a successful life begins with success in education. This year continues the long tradition of Community Action Head Start delivering comprehensive child development services designed to promote school readiness and foster the healthy development of low-income children across Washington County.  By supporting early learning and positive parent-child relationships, we prepare children for a healthy, successful future. As a result, Head Start directly impacts the mission of Community Action to eliminate conditions of poverty and create opportunities for people and communities to thrive.  We are proud of the strong partnerships we have developed within the county to support our families, and we are equally grateful for the broad level of community support for high quality early childhood education.

To learn more about our impact in Washington County check out our most recent   Annual Report.

If you're interested in registering your child for Head Start, or know someone who is,  click here to download an application today.

Don't Delay!  Get your tickets today
September 27, 2016

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Oregon Zoo Cascade Ballroom


Our Impact in Washington County

1,018 children gained a solid educational foundation by participating in Community Action's Head Start programs for children from birth to 5 years old.

1,055  families experiencing homelessness or at eminent risk of homelessness were assessed for eligibility for the continuum of housing programs in Washington County. 
423 families facing eviction remained in their homes because of rent assistance provided by Community Action.

510 households reduced energy costs, improved home safety and increased energy efficiency by receiving energy education and conservation services.

758 new parents were provided with information about early child development and parenting resources.

1,513 providers participated in 11,227 hours of training in early childhood development.

Learn more about our impact on the lives of Washington County families by visiting

Intel Volunteers Give Back!

Wow! This group of Intel volunteers got a lot done!  They came out to our Hillsboro Family Shelter and immediately got to work. They spread bark, planted vegetables and even fixed the fence.  On top of that, they bought all the staff and shelter residents pizza and ice cream! We can't thank you enough! 

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