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PARENTS can engage where it counts by participating in program and policy development.

The Policy Council provides a system of shared governance through which parents can have an active voice in policy making and program decisions. The Policy Council is responsible for the following areas, which impact the children and families of the Denver Great Kids Head Start program:

  • Approve/Disapprove program directions, priorities, policies and budgets
  • Monitor the program and ensure compliance to federal guidelines
  • Participate in the personnel selection of central staff members
  • Establish a method for collecting feedback and resolving community concerns related to the program
  • Approve/Disapprove personnel policies per the Revised Performance Standards 
  • Maintain involvement in the community and promote the program
  • Administer the Policy Council parent activity funds

Policy Council for the Denver Great Kids Head Start program conducts meetings the fourth Wednesday of every month. At times, during the holidays, meetings may be rescheduled or omitted from the schedule. Council members will be informed, via email, of any schedule modifications.

MEETING PACKETS are posted two days before each meeting. Packets from the most recent 2 years, and the current year, will remain available online. If interested in packets not currently listed, just send an email with your request.

Download Meeting Packets:

2019                               2018                               2017                              
January 23
 
January 23
 
January 24
 
February 27
 
February 27
 
February 28
 
March 27 March 27
 
March 28
 
  April 24
 
April 25
 
  May 22
 
May 23
 
    June 27
 
  August 22
 
August 22
 
  September 26
 
September 26
 
  October 24
 
October 24
 
  November 28
 
November 28
 
  December 19
 
December 19

Denver Great Kids Head Start embraces parents and community members as integral partners in its governance structure through the Head Start Policy Council.  

2018 - 2019 Members

Manuel Alvarado
Volunteers of America
Parent Alternate

            

Vera Atilano
Community
Representative
                Brandan Burns
Catholic Charities
Parent Representative
         
Jessica Cornejo
Volunteers of America
Parent Representative
  Elinor Dvir
Volunteers of America
Parent Representative
  Yvette Evans
Community
Representative
         
Monique Fox
Sewall
Parent Representative
  Nora Gallegos
Catholic Charities
Parent Alternate
  Pela Gambrell
Volunteers of America
Parent Alternate
         
Jennifer Garcia Rosendo
Community
Representative
  Jonathan Grisby
Catholic Charities
Parent Representative
  Allyson Grooms
Clayton
Parent Alternate
         
Marilyn Halpern
Community
Representative
  Cassie Hamilton
Catholic Charities
Parent Alternate
  Adam Harmon
Clayton
Parent Alternate
         
Dr. Tricia Hudson
Community
Representative
  Janelle Jenkins
Clayton
Parent Representative
  Erica Jones
Denver Public Schools
Parent Representative
         
Sachi Kaleikau-Takaoka
Family Star
Parent Representative
  Sherryll Kraizer
Community
Representative
  Ana Landeros
Denver Public Schools
Parent Alternate
         
Nancy Louvet
Clayton
Parent Representative
  Renee Marcoux
Sewall
Parent Representative
  Donna Mendez
Mile High Early Learning
Parent Representative
         
Karina Mendez
Denver Public Schools
Parent Representative
  Dieliaha Nunn
Denver Public Schools
Parent Alternate
  Jasmine White
Mile High Early Learning
Parent Representative
         
Dionne Williams
(Ex-Officio)
Mayoral Appointee
Office of Children's Affairs
       


Denver Great Kids Head Start
A Shared Governance

Program governance in Denver Great Kids Head Start is shared between the Policy Council and a Governing Body, which is composed of the following various agencies of the City and County of Denver:  

  • Mayor
  • City Council
  • City Auditor
  • Manager of Finance
  • Office of Human Resources 
 
Join our Monthly Meetings

Fourth Wednesday of Each Month 
5:45 - 7:15 p.m.
(Buffet Dinner, 5:15 p.m.)

Confluence Ministries
1400 Quitman St. Denver, CO 80204

Inclement weather cancellations will be decided the same day by 3:30 p.m.
Call 720-913-0888.

 
Staff Contact

Caridad Nevarez
Office Manager
720-913-0883 | email me