Communities We Serve

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Three rural counties are serviced by KIRPC Head Start in northwest Indiana. The counties of Newton, Jasper, and Pulaski are made up of agriculture and agri-businesses as well as a few small to medium sized manufacturing concerns. Attempts are constantly being made with the Industrial Foundations in these counties to attract new business to the area. The most successful enterprises have been large dairy operations in Newton and Jasper counties. With those establishments have come an influx of Hispanic families seeking a better way of life.

One hundred and thirty three Head Start children are serviced throughout the three counties. One of our sites have two classrooms while the other five sites are single classrooms. The seven Head Start classrooms are located in six different sites. There are two classrooms in Newton County. There are three classrooms in Jasper County, and there are two in Pulaski County.  There is a ninety-mile spread between the two farthest sites. 

Annually Head Start is required to collect data from the 3 county area  to gather community information.  The most recent report is attached below.  

Community Assessment 2021 results


2019-20 Annual Report