55.L&L – Jamare Washington

The Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Head Start Consortium provides free day care to low-income families along with something more: empowerment. The goal, said family and community specialist Jamare Washington, is to care not just for children but parents, too. His new tool of choice: Bendable. He’ll use the lifelong learning system to guide families toward resources for housing assistance, job training, mental health and more. “Bendable is a really good go-to,” Jamare said. “It’s really beneficial to have that direct resource I can send to parents.”

October 2021