Menendez, Booker Announce $2.3M to Support Early Head Start Programs to The Leaguers

Menendez, Booker Announce $2.3M to Support Early Head Start Programs to The Leaguers


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $2,326,750 to support Early Head Start programs at The Leaguers in Newark, New Jersey.

“Every child in New Jersey deserves to receive a quality early education in order to be able to reach their full potential,” Sen. Menendez said. “Investments in programs such as Early Head Start help not only our children, but also our economy, thrive. I am pleased The Leaguers is receiving this funding to continue to provide equal early education access to all.”

"Quality early education programs like head start are the key to unlocking the tools children need to ensure future success,” said Sen. Booker.  “This federal grant is critical to expanding that mission by providing organizations like The Leaguers the resources they need to empower children in Newark and across our state.”

The Leaguers, Inc. is an African American social service agency based in Newark, New Jersey, with other locations located in Irvington, Roselle and Elizabeth. The organization provides over 1,000 low-income children each year with high-quality early education programs.

Early Head Start provides comprehensive child development programs for low-income children from birth to age five and their families. Community organizations are awarded grants to provide Early Head Start services in their community through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.