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Exciting Update from Booker T. Washington Child Development Center: Empowering Futures Together! 

We hope this time finds you in high spirits, eagerly embracing the opportunities that each day brings. We are thrilled to share the wonderful progress and exciting events at the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center! 

1. A Remarkable Start to the School Year! 

The new school year is off to an exceptional start! Our young learners are filled with enthusiasm, curiosity, and a thirst for knowledge. Thanks to your continuous support, we're making a lasting impact on the lives of nearly 400 children and their families in the greater Phoenix community. 

2. Spring Social Success - Thanks to YOU! 

Our recent Spring Social was a triumph, raising over $20,000! It was a joyous celebration, attended by more than 120 esteemed guests, including Governor Katie Hobbs, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Tempe Mayor Corey Woods, and the incredible former Harlem Globetrotter, Curley Johnson. Your presence and support made this event truly special. 

3. Make a Difference Today! 

We're reaching out to you, our valued supporter, because we believe in the power of collective impact. Your generosity can shape the futures of our students and their families. All donations are tax-deductible, with a 1:1 return, limited to $421 for single, married filing separately, or head of household taxpayers, and $841 for married filing joint taxpayers. 

Asking for YOUR Support: Student & Family Support Fund 

We invite you to join us in our mission to create lasting change by contributing to our Student & Family Support Fund. This fund provides essential support to our families during their times of need, ensuring the success of the students we serve. Whether it's housing, school supplies, or clothing, every donation makes a significant difference. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for the Student & Family Support Fund. Together, we can fortify this vital resource for our community.  

You can make a contribution here via the website or send a check to the address below.

4. Our Vision and Impact 

Booker T. Washington Child Development Center has been a beacon of hope since 1967, standing as the longest-running Head Start program in Arizona. With your support, we operate across four school districts, empowering young minds at 20 sites through 34 classrooms and the dedication of over 80 passionate educators. 

We're not just a center; we're a movement. Our aim is to eliminate the opportunity gap for young children facing poverty, striving to make early childhood education accessible and equitable for ALL FAMILIES. Through a blend of federal funding, grants, fee-for-service, and philanthropic support, we provide comprehensive education, health, mental health, nutrition, and family engagement services, fostering holistic development in our students. 

5. Take Action and Support Our Future 

Use our website to donate or learn more: Booker T. Washington Child Development Center

Your unwavering support propels us forward, and together, we can create a brighter, more inclusive future for the children and families we serve. Join us in our pursuit to make a difference in the lives of these young learners. 


Warm regards, 

Jevin D. Hodge 


Booker T. Washington Child Development Center 


P.S. Remember, every donation is a step towards shaping a future brimming with hope and opportunity. Let's stand united, empowering young lives and nurturing a better tomorrow. Donate now and make a lasting impact! 

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