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Head Start Returns to Williamsburg After a Nearly Three-Year Hiatus

Nearly three years after shutting its classroom doors in Williamsburg, Blair County Head Start is back in a new location, with a new executive director, but with the same goals that define the Head Start program nationwide.

"It is so wonderful to be back in Williamsburg," said Jennifer Neely, who assumed the role of executive director in March. "We always had great enrollment here and the community always supported Head Start."

Presidential beginnings

Head Start was established nationally in 1965 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's war on poverty, which was introduced during Johnson's 196...


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