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HEAD START CELEBRATES EXPANDED SERVICES TO 1,360 KIDS FEB. 28; FEDERAL OFFICALS TO ANNOUNCE MORE FUNDS FOR S.F. PROGRAM

SAN FRANCISCO, February 27, 2001 ---

WHAT: Dozens of preschoolers and their parents will be on hand as top federal officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services along with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown make a significant announcement regarding additional federal money for San Francisco's Head Start Program, now managed by San Francisco State University's San Francisco Urban Institute. Head Start in San Francisco, which has expanded to offer full-day service, now helps 1,360 preschool children from low-income families in San Francisco.

WHO: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Willie Brown, and S.F. State President Robert A. Corrigan will join federal officials from the Department of Health and Human Services for a significant announcement regarding Head Start in San Francisco.

WHEN AND WHERE: Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Cadillac Head Start Center, 316 Leavenworth Street in San Francisco.

STRONG VISUALS: The little children of Head Start, who are three, four and five years of age, will be a featured part of the program. Children from the Kai Ming Head Start Program will perform a lion dance and children from the Mission Head Start Program and the Cadillac Head Start Center will sing several songs.

DETAILS: The brief program starts promptly at 10 a.m.

Welcome --- Dr. Jean E. van Keulen, executive director of San Francisco Head Start.

Special announcement --- Jan Len, director, Administration for Children and Families/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Jerry Gomez, associate director, Administration for Children and Families/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Remarks --- Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Willie Brown, and San Francisco University President Robert A. Corrigan.

Head Start presentations --- Policy Council Representative Elbia Jimenez and Board of Directors Representative Marilyn Borovoy.

For more information: Call Ted DeAdwyler of the S.F. State Public Affairs Office at (415) 338-7110 or send e-mail to tedde@sfsu.edu

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