Head Start Alumni “Reunion” Showcases ROI of Early Learning Programs

An appalling gap in quality early childhood services exists on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Brighton Park, Chicago Lawn and Gage Park rank 1st, 4th and 7th in the city for need. For almost 20 years, Metropolitan Family Services Midway Head Start programs have become a significant steppingstone in the academic, social and cultural growth and well being of Southwest Chicago children. This special event spotlights the successes as well as the need for early learning services in these Chicago neighborhoods.

WHAT:
A special reunion event featuring student “alumni” of Metropolitan Family Services Midway Head Start program, Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m. at Metropolitan’s Head Start Center. Invited guests will take part in the event and interact with the Center’s current Head Start students.

WHO:
Talk to Metropolitan Family Services’ Midway Head Start alumni:

  • Federico Hernandez – University of Illinois Business student, set to graduate this fall
  • Joshua Gonzalez – Hubbard High School freshman honors student
  • Pedro Cruz – Hubbard High School sophomore honors student who looks forward to attending the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Genesis Hidalgo – Current Midway Head Start parent studying Early Childhood Education at Kendall College

WHEN:
Monday, April 22
5 p.m.

WHERE:
Metropolitan Family Services Midway Head Start Center
6422 S. Kedzie, Chicago

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities.

Midway Center Since 1988, families at Metropolitan Family Midway Center have found strength and caring counsel to overcome incredible challenges. Metropolitan Midway, located on Chicago’s Southwest Side, is part of Metropolitan Family Services, which has been empowering Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities since 1857.

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