Published on August 23, 2012
Please join us at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to commemorate the opening of St. Mary of the Angels Head Start and Early Head Start on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1PM at 2225 Congress St. in New Orleans [map].
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Head Start returns to the 9th Ward with the new Head Start Center at St. Mary of the Angels. This is the first time Head Start will be back in this area since Hurricane Katrina. The St. Mary of the Angels community center, which formerly housed an elementary school, recently underwent a $2.7 million renovation of its first floor with funds made available to the Archdiocese of New Orleans from FEMA post-Katrina. The archdiocese and FEMA are currently in discussions to complete the second floor of the building for additional community services. St. Mary of the Angels Head Start will serve 54 pre-schoolers and its Early Head Start program will serve 16 toddlers.
Head Start programs provide education, social services, and health screenings to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is proud to annually serve over 250 children through its Head Start programming that is now available at 6 locations throughout Greater New Orleans including the new Head Start and Early Head Start at St. Mary of the Angels!