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 Dr. Ansel Johnson is one of the success stories who emerged from the Head Start program in Robbins.

Dr. Ansel Johnson is one of the success stories who emerged from the Head Start program in Robbins.

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Head Start Marks a Half Century of Service in the U.S. this Summer

Recognizes name on manuscript. Understands letter forms, big and small. And colors, paints and pastes. Those were some of the benchmark tasks I completed as a 5-year-old in the first year of the Head Start program in 1965. I was just one of millions of low income children helped by Head Start. The program celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer.