Mission: The minnesota head start association advocates on behalf of young children and their families who live in poverty and works to improve head start services and programs.
Programs: The mhsa mission is to avocate for low-income families and inspire high standards of service for young children by providing innovative leadership and training programs to help children, families and communities reach their full potential.
the minnesota head start association (mhsa) utilizes its executive director, gayle kelly, to build partnerships with state and national organizations that are working to strengthen early childhood opportunities for families and young children. Ms kelly represents the head start community on early childhood consortiums and planning committees to advance the science of early care and education. Her office is in greater minnesota (duluth, mn) and she travels around the state to connect with head start providers, partners and policymakers. Ms kelly is also actively engaged in mhsa's efforts to support collaborative initiatives to reduce educational and health disparities for families with young children growing up in poverty in minnesota.