Head Start celebrates 50 years

Photo courtesy Joseph Read The staff at the Mardel Gallegos Center Head Start celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Head Start program on Monday. The program was launched in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Photo courtesy Joseph Read
The staff at the Mardel Gallegos Center Head Start celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Head Start program on Monday. The program was launched in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

By Kristi Talamante
Special to The SUN

On Monday, May 18, the Mardel Gallegos Center Head Start celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Head Start program that was launched in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Project Head Start began as part of Johnson’s war on poverty. It is now the oldest and largest federal program to deliver high-quality early learning opportunities across our country.

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This story was posted on May 21, 2015.