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Achievement Zone

Head Start & Early Head Start

High-quality early childhood education is the foundation for  healthy development and academic success. Head Start programs– offered at Tallatoona from the beginning–promote school readiness, a love for reading and learning, health and nutrition, and social development. Our six Head Start Centers provide more than 600 students per year with a preschool education.

Our Impact in 2016


Of children scored at or above testing standards


Of parents completed family goal assessment

Volunteer Hours

Staff Training Hours


Jobs & Stability

Our family engagement center serves and strengthens the entire family. Families receive the tools to succeed–education, career pathways, job training, and life skills development. They are empowered to achieve economic independence and security.

Our Impact in 2016


Weatherization & Energy Assistance

Safety net programs help the most vulnerable among us. Low-income seniors and families receive help with energy costs, along with energy efficiency education. Some permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

Our impact in 2016

Job Placements

Earned in wages from job placements

People earned GED's and/or career credentials

employed and/or receiving some income remain in poverty

homes have senior, disabled or homebound person

homes weatherized

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Households received energy assistance


of households have children

Community Action Promise

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.


The Headstart program helped shape my life and ultimately helped shape my children’s lives. For this connection, I am forever grateful. Lacresia W

Program Partners