MIP Award

The Helen Taylor Award for Management Excellence

Since 1993, the Helen Taylor Award for Management Excellence has been presented to alumni of the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Head Start Management Fellows Program. The award recognizes the successful implementation of the Management Improvement Project (MIP), a strategic initiative developed by each Fellow. The applications are judged on the MIP's creativity, originality, effective implementation, measurability, demonstrable impact on the Fellow's program and ability to be replicated in other Head Start programs.  Up to two winners are selected annually from submitted applications to receive $5,000. Each award provides $3,000 to the program and $2,000 to the director.

New MIPs, as well as those designed at UCLA, are eligible for consideration, however; only one application per Fellow per cycle is permitted. The applications are judged on the MIP's creativity, originality, effective implementation, demonstrable impact on the Fellow's program and ability to be replicated in other Head Start programs.

Applications for the 2014 Helen Taylor Award for Management Excellence are now available here.  UCLA/J&J Fellows from 1991 to 2012 are eligible to apply.  Applications must be received by March 12, 2014.