SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation Offer New Program for Children

Olympic legend and gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 during a ribbon cutting ceremony in East St. Louis for the new Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start Program’s new wing located at the Foundation Center which bears her name.

annette“We are excited about the lives of children and families whose lives will be enhanced and empowered because of the partnership between SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start and the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation,” said G. Lynnie Bailey, Head Start/Early Head Start program director. “This collaboration between SIUE and the JJK Foundation is a powerful one, and one we plan will benefit our community for a long time.”

Joyner-Kersee, along with Head Start program staff, governing body members and community officials, will celebrate….Read More