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Community Action names Holly Roper as Head Start director

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[May 16, 2013]  Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois has named Holly Roper as Head Start director. Ms. Roper's first day as director was Monday.

She will oversee the operations and management of the Head Start and Early Head Start programs to meet the requirements and guidelines of the Head Start grant and the needs of Head Start students and their families.

She has been a part of the Community Action Head Start program since January of 2011. She received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Bradley University in 2009.

When asked what benefits the Head Start program brings to our communities, Roper said: "Head Start is truly a comprehensive program that not only ensures each child is ready for kindergarten, but that their families are as well. With the wide, rural areas we serve, we reach the children and families that otherwise would not have access to the educational, health and family services we offer.

"I see many opportunities for Head Start and our entire agency to reach clients with new and innovative services. With these uncertain times, we need to be creative with our approach. I feel that I can offer this voice of change and am ready to do so in order to see Head Start live in this community for many years to come."

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Community Action Head Start is part of the Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois, a not-for-profit agency serving the low-income and senior populations of six counties in central Illinois. For more information, visit

[Text from file received from Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois]

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