My name is Mark L. Upshaw, and I'm a member of CFCS' Policy Council, one of the governing bodies for our agency.   I am 34 years old and am currently working with at-risk youth as a Case Manager and Teen Mentor. I would love to see these at-risk youth not become involved in the streets.  Hopefully, I can aid and direct them towards a successful future.

My reason for being involved with the Head Start program is not only because of my child's enrollment and the fact I love kids.  I also believe that we can begin to build a better future for our children by being a part of their lives early on.  By doing so, we can begin to build a better future for them by believing in them and by showing them they can build a better future for themselves.


U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell took time out of his busy schedule to visit the children and staff of CFCS' Head Start/Early Head Start at Peixoto school in Hayward on March 31st.  This site serves 169 Hayward children with six pre-school and four infant/toddler classrooms.  CFCS partners with the Alameda County Office of Education to provide services to children from birth to three years with special needs and with Hayward Unified School District to provide full inclusion classrooms

Congressman Swalwell played with the Southern Alameda County infants and toddlers whose needs are well served by our agency.  CFCS is entering our 50th year of service as a non-profit providing education and family support services to qualified low income families and children with special needs.

CFCS thanks and applauds Congressman Swalwell for his continued support of Head Start/Early Head Start!

50th Anniversary Contest Winner - Peixoto Head Start

John Muir - 2nd Place Contest Winners

Glassbrook- Two 3rd Place Contest Winners at the Glassbrook Site

Glassbrook- Two 3rd Place Contest Winners at the Glassbrook Site

CFCS Staff Celebrating 50 Years of Head Start

Head Start Turns 50

Ceremony for National Head Start Day on June 30, 1965, at the White House. Front row, right to left: Sargent Shriver, who spearheaded the program as director of the Office of Economic Opportunity; Lou Maginn, director of a Head Start project in Vermont; Lady Bird Johnson; entertainer Danny Kaye; and Mr. Shriver's sons Robert Shriver and Timothy Shriver.

—The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library-File

At 50, Head Start

still ‘lifts up’ families

Head Start

Two-year-olds Shaylee Niziol, from left, Gage Rogers, Montez Joyner and Teyonna Shaw play with hula hoops in the 2-year-old room at Head Start’s Chapman Early Education Center in Panama City on Thursday.

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