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Manchester, N.H. (November 17, 2017) – Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) and Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) co-hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today for a new Head Start classroom at Northwest Elementary School in Manchester.
“We are thrilled to help provide a high-quality early education to a classroom full of Manchester’s kids,” said Mark Shriver, president of SCAN. “We know early learning programs like Head Start are critical in providing all kids with a strong start in life. They also help break the cycle of poverty and strengthen the state’s economy.”
SCAN has been advocating for an early learning program in Manchester for the last two years. Earlier this year, SNHS and the Manchester School District partnered on the proposal with Save the Children, garnering private donations to fund start-up costs.
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