50th Anniversary Kicks Off With Head Start Reads

January 16, 2014 - Community leaders Judge Ted Berry, Jr, son of former Mayor Theodore M. Berry, and Lois Conyers, former deputy director of CAA, joined Gwen L. Robinson in Head Start's Life Learning Center lobby at CAA on January 15th to officially kick-off the agency's 50th Anniversary year. Judge Berry shared personal memories of his father's dedicated efforts to establish the agency through the new Office of Economic Opportunity  in 1964.

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Ms. Conyers  shared stories from her time gathering the city's data and organizing the agency's leadership in it's very first year of operation. 

Gwen Robinson announced the commemorative events taking place month by month throughout the year, beginning with Head Start Reads in January. Head Start Reads is a literacy initiative bringing individuals from the community into Head Start classrooms to read to the children. CAA Board members Chandra Mathews-Smith, H.A. Musser and Theresa Young joined Judge Berry as they went into classrooms to read Grace Lin's "Bringing in the New Year."