Michigan Head Start Staff Member Receives Scholarship and Award from the National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association
Dedicated to Education, for Herself and for those she Serves
May 9, 2016
Leah Arambula began her Head Start career in 1998 as a Family Services Worker for a regional Head Start program in Michigan. She was hired with only a high school diploma because she could read, write and speak fluent Spanish. She began taking college courses at that time working towards a Head Start Family Services Certificate. Since then, she has accumulated 108 college credits and is currently taking 9 credit hours. She now has an Associate’s Degree in Marketing/Management. She is working on her Bachelor’s Degree in business Administration. Leah began working with Telamon in 2008 with the Hart Migrant Head Start center.
Working with migrant and seasonal families has been very rewarding for Leah. She takes pride in the work that she does, no matter what, but particularly in her position as a Family Service Specialist. Leah gets the satisfaction of knowing that what she does makes a difference in this world, not just for the families that she serves.
In February 2016, Leah received a Clint Mitchum Scholarship. She received her plaque and award money at the National and Migrant Seasonal Head Start Association conference in Washington, DC.