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Mucarsel-Powell Applauds Over $2 Million Head Start Grant For Local Community Center

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MIAMI, FL -- Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), member of the Hispanic Caucus' Education and Labor Task Force, announced a $2,387,473 Health and Human Services (HHS) Early Head Start grant for Le Jardin Community Center. Le Jardin Community Center provides low-income children and families of diverse backgrounds opportunities to learn, develop, and increase their likelihood of success in the future.

"I have seen firsthand the impact Le Jardin has on our community, and I could not be prouder to continue to bring funding for their important work for South Florida," said Mucarsel-Powell. "Head Start programs have been critical in putting children across our district on a path to success through education, nutrition programs, and access to mental health resources. I look forward to seeing these funds boost those efforts and ensure Le Jardin can continue its critical work with our students through this crisis."

In October 2019, Mucarsel-Powell visited Le Jardin Community Center and praised their education, mental health, and nutrition programs.

Mucarsel-Powell has helped secure over $10.6 billion for Head Start this year for the entire nation, and continues to advocate for the program.

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