Head Start Budget Request
On June 30, Governor Newsom signed the final 2022-23 budget. We are deeply disappointed that funding for Head Start was not included in California’s budget. But we had great momentum, and we will build on that.
Thank you to everyone who emailed their legislator, called into a hearing or posted on social media in support of our campaign! Together, we contacted legislators and the Governor through email and social media 4,281 times. Kudos to our Most Active Agency – Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities led by Brenda Poteete! We definitely raised awareness of Head Start in the Capitol, meeting with more than thirty legislative offices, and staff from the Governor’s Office, the Departments of Education, Social Services and Finance. We hosted a successful rally and our efforts were featured in EdSource, CalMatters and Fox 40 news.
We are actively working to consider our best path forward for next year. Please sign up for our Advocacy Updates and stay tuned for more information in the fall!