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Community Action announces new Head Start director

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[July 01, 2009]  Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois announced Tuesday that Beth Fleshman of Lincoln will lead the Community Action Head Start program that serves 338 3- to 5-year-old children throughout central Illinois.

HardwareFleshman has been serving as interim Head Start director since November 2008 and has been with Community Action for over eight years. In her previous position at Community Action, Fleshman managed health services for Head Start children and their families in addition to serving as deputy director of the Community Action Agency. She also brings with her a bachelor's degree in education and over 20 years of experience in the field of education.

Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. It is the longest-running program to address systemic poverty in the United States.

"Beth has a bottomless commitment to the children and the families we serve. I am confident that with her leadership the program will reach new heights," said Angela Stoltzenburg, executive director.

In addition to Head Start, Community Action provides a variety of services to low-income and senior individuals throughout DeWitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt counties.

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

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