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Urban League Receives $7,703,463 in New Head Start Grants


In December, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis will announce the addition of two new Head Start grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling more than $7,703,463 at its newest Magnolia Head Start Center grand opening on 2725 Alhambra Ct., St. Louis, MO  63118. With this latest edition, Urban League Head Start/Early Head Start will now serve 672 students from 6 weeks to 5 years of age as well as services to expectant mothers.

Since 2001, Urban League Head Start has worked to educate thousands of St. Louis children as a delegate agency of the YWCA. ULHS has also created vital partnerships with corporations such as Monsanto, Express Scripts and USBank which has helped to enhance Head Start’s STEM, mental health and reading initiatives. During this time period, the Urban League worked to provide an enriching experience to its students through an emphasis on Science, Technology Engineering and Math fields through a grant from Monsanto which provided field trips and experiential learning activities at the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis Butterfly House and other the St. Louis Science Center.

“I want to specifically thank Hazel Mallory, Vice President of Urban League Head Start, her management team and staff for doing a great job of managing our Head Start program over the years. Early childhood education plays a direct role in the emotional, social and physical development of young children; which also plays a key role in the overall development of the adult they will become. The Urban League Head Start/ Early Head Start Programs see this, and we have increased our efforts to meet this need. It’s simple and cannot be compromised, we are investing in our youth and empowering families now, we are bridging the gap now, and we are ending the cycle of poverty now for a brighter future, said Michael P. McMillan, President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.

The Urban League Head Start/Early Head Start program utilizes a dynamic research-based curriculum with lasting results of improving a child’s start into education.  Enrolling your child into this program ensures that they will be ready to enter kindergarten. Theheadstart program provides high quality early childhood education services and opportunities for parent engagement. Families may also take advantage of the many other programs and services offered by the Urban League such as food pantry, job training, housing, utility assistance,  continuing adult education and so much more.

Urban League Head Start/ Early Head Start programs are now enrolling. Don’t miss the opportunity to enroll your child and family into an enriching educational program and empowering environment. For more information, please call (314) 867-9100 or visit online at

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