Give children and families in your community a Head Start!

HCS Head Start strengthens your community by supporting children and families, and providing early educational opportunities, health care, nutrition, and guidance.

Research shows that your community is likely to receive up to $9 in benefits for every $1 invested in Head Start. These benefits include increased earnings, employment, and family stability, decreased welfare dependency, crime costs, grade repetition, and special education.

“Investment in birth-to-five early education for disadvantaged children helps prevent the achievement gap…Head Start graduates tend to be more persistent in their education, more inclined to healthy behaviors and less inclined to be involved in criminal activity.”
James Heckman, Professor of Economics and Nobel Laureate

Donate to Head Start

HCS Head Start, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Through your charitable support, whether tax-deductible monetary donations, volunteer time, and/or resources, HCS Head Start will ensure that each Head Start child will have a brighter future.

Find out more here, or call us at (413) 788-6522 for more information about getting involved.


• Become part of our Community Read-A-Loud program
• Volunteer in a Head Start Classroom
• Help stock our emergency food closet
• And many more activities and opportunities!

Call (413) 788-6522 to inquire about volunteering.

Work at Head Start

HCS Head Start is a great place to work. Employees cite high job satisfaction and strong, positive colleague relationships. Make a difference for families: become a Head Start employee!
See our current employment postings.

Partner with Head Start

HCS Head Start works with local businesses to provide school and business supplies, program funding, and volunteer personnel for local Head Start facilities. It’s a great way to be involved in your community!
Call us at (413) 788-6522 for more information, and read more about opportunities here.