Israel Cortez, whose two children attended our Head Start programs, was a special guest and speaker at The Child Center’s annual gala, held in Manhattan on April 23.
He told guests that our program not only helped his kids, but also helped him be a better parent who was more involved with his kids’ lives at home and at school.
“Without The Child Center’s coaching, I don’t think I would have had the confidence to be that kind of dad,” Cortez said.
Roger Altman, was the gala’s honoree and David Faber of CNBC was master of ceremonies.
The highlight of the evening came when Head Start alumnus Sergio, age 5, his sister, and mother Delia, presented Altman with his award. Step dancers from PS 223 performed an original piece called “Hopes for the Future.”
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