November 18, 2015

UCLA Anderson Continues to Impact Head Start

New funding allows Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to offer leadership training program for 26th year

(Los Angeles - Nov. 18, 2015) UCLA Anderson’s Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Price Center) has agreed to partner with The UMass Donahue Institute in the delivery of executive leadership and management training for Head Start. The UMass Donahue Institute has received a $6,000,000 per year, five-year cooperative agreement to direct the Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (NCPMFO). As part of this award, the Price Center will offer the renowned UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program for the next five years.

NCPMFO will provide quality services in leadership, governance, management, and fiscal systems to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs nationwide. Additional partners involved in the new center include Family Health International 360 and Zero to Three.

For the last 25 years, the Price Center has been a leader in offering innovative entrepreneurial leadership and management development programs for both for-profit and not-for-profit executives, having trained 1,400 Head Start directors and managers nationwide.

“We are pleased to continue the Head Start Management Fellows Program through the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations,” said UCLA Anderson Senior Associate Dean Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., founder and faculty director of the Price Center. “Early childhood education professionals face management and strategic challenges in an increasingly changing and challenging environment. By developing an entrepreneurial mindset and competence, our participants will be able to design strategies, assemble resources, manage operating risks and achieve and exceed their goals of raising families out of poverty, and preparing children to be healthy and ready for school and life.”

The Head Start Management Fellows Program will conduct its first executive leadership training program under NCPMFO during summer 2016.

About UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program

The UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program is a national training program designed to develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial management skills of Head Start executives who provide comprehensive services to nearly 1 million economically disadvantaged children and their families each day. Conducted by UCLA Anderson’s Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the program was sponsored previously by Johnson & Johnson from 1991-2015. Former Head Start Bureau Associate Commissioner Helen Taylor and newly appointed Director of the Office of Head Start, Dr. Blanca Enriquez, are among the program graduates. With the conclusion of the 2015 program, 1,400 Head Start executives have completed the training.

About Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is an internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurial education and research at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. With a distinguished faculty as its cornerstone, the center oversees activities that advance the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital and social enterprise. Well known for the impact of its outreach programs, the Price Center enhances the managerial capacity of organizations, and prepares entrepreneurial leaders who will provide significant, sustainable and economic value to society.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson's MBA, Fully Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school's Think in the Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow.

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