El Paso Grantee and Community Roundtable

On February 21 – 23, 2013, we partnered with Education Service Center (ESC) Region 19 – Head Start/Early Head Start Program and the Region VI Head Start Association to host a Grantee and Community Roundtable:  Strengthening Families using Best Practices in a Culturally Competent Way, in El Paso, TX.  The Roundtable focused on program sustainability, underserved populations, collaborations and partnerships, and asset building.  Over 75 local grantees, faith-based and community organizations, and local, state, and federal governments participated in the Roundtable.  Senator Jose Rodriguez, District 29, Texas, (pictured here) provided inspiring plenary remarks on the importance of early childhood education, family, and fatherhood that set an excellent foundation for the presentations throughout the two days on the Affordable Care Act, asset building, fatherhood and marriage, human trafficking, and services for veterans.  Participants were motivated by Gilbert Moreno, Lead Strategist and Consultant, Prestige Consulting Services, who provided luncheon remarks on how education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will prepare children to thrive in the future, specifically in El Paso.  Participants left the Roundtable excited to share the new information they had learned with their community and the families and children that they serve.

Read more about the Roundtable and see the agenda and speaker biographies.