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History

An organization was incorporated in 1964 known as Hunts Point Coordinating Council Inc. This organization became the founds of Head Start in our community of Hunts Point. Ms. Daisy Bradshaw was President and Mr. Fred Williams Board Chairman, also known as Mama and Papa of Head Start.

At the same time, Head Start was in the planning stages in Washington D.C. under the leadership of President Lyndon Johnson. In 1965, President Johnson signed the bill known as the “War on Poverty”. From this bill, Head Start was born to reach out to America’s most vulnerable children and families.

In 1981, with changes in community, family needs, environmental and society needs, new challenges and demands on Head Start, La Peninsula Community Organization Inc., a spin off of Hunts Point Coordinating Council Inc. was awarded the contract for Head Start.