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Oscar Dominguez

–  Oscar Dominguez, former Head Start student, Oakland, CA

Oscar Dominguez on graduation day

Head Start has offset many of the challenges I faced early in my life, including a father in prison and a mother on welfare raising two boys in public housing. With a hand up from programs like Head Start, I was able to graduate near the top of my Texas public high school class, from Stanford University, and from the master in business administration program at San Francisco State. Today, I work in a field where I can pay forward this type of empowerment, by administering programs that help people start and develop assets through entrepreneurship and self-employment. Thank you, Head Start!