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Male role models needed to volunteer to read in HCDE Head Start centers as SuperMENtors

Harris County Department of Education Assistant Superintendent of Finance Jesus Amezcua fields a question about a storybook character from HCDE Head Start student Yahira Garcia, 4, as he reads as a volunteer.  Amezcua volunteers through a program called SuperMENtors Read at the Compton Head Start Center in northeast Houston, one of 14 centers operated by HCDE. The program is part of an ongoing effort to encourage males as role models in the Head Start program.  Volunteers read an hour once a month throughout the school year. To volunteer, email or call 713-696-2179.


About HCDE:  Harris County Department of Education provides education services to the general public and 25 school districts throughout Harris County and beyond. Services include adult education, programs to promote safe schools, after-school programs, therapy services, professional development for educators, special schools, alternative certification for principals and teachers, Early Childhood Intervention and Head Start programs. We offer purchasing procurement, grant development, program research and evaluation, records management, and school finance support. Since 1889, our services continue to evolve to meet the needs of our education public. Visit us at


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