LULAC Head Start Inc. is a community development organization which has served the New Haven Community since 1983. LULAC has been a leader in the New Haven community as an agency committed to excellence in the delivery of child and family development services focusing on serving Latino families and beyond.
The letters, LULAC, stands for The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). This is a national organization that was founded in 1929 and it is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States of America. LULAC was created at a time in our country’s history when Hispanics were denied basic civil and human rights, despite contributions to American society. The founders of LULAC created an organization that empowers its members to create and develop opportunities where they are needed most; particularly education. At the time of the founding of our Head Start Program in the late 70’s, a group of New Haven residents who were affiliated with the New Haven LULAC Chapter applied to the Office of Head Start for support and received it. Since then, LULAC Head Start remained with the name LULAC, although no longer affiliated with The League of United Latin American Citizens.
LULAC’s bilingual, professional staff, coupled with their NAEYC-accredited facilities and Head Start based curriculum, prepares children for success in learning and life. LULAC has become one of the most well-respected agencies serving low-income children and families in the highest-need areas of New Haven.