MHCC Head Start Parent and Author Named National Parent of the Year

Posted: May 7, 2013

Landra GloverMt. Hood Community College is pleased to announce that Landra Glover has been named the National Head Start Parent of the Year. The mother of a 5-year-old son who is enrolled in a Head Start program, she serves as vice chair of the Head Start Policy Council for the 11 sites managed by the college.

Glover has a “commitment to achieve goals, despite all barriers,” says Jane Adams, National Head Start Association director of projects and partnerships. Adams cites Glover’s dedication to support and promote positive male involvement in children’s lives.

Glover has spoken about positive male involvement to numerous Portland-area organizations, including MHCC’s Head Start program and Healthy Birth Initiative.

Glover’s inspiration for being an advocate is personal. “As an adult, I now see how not having a father figure in my life played a huge role in everything I do. I love and appreciate my mother, but I still needed and longed for my father,” Glover says.

Glover’s book on the subject, “The Arms That Are Needed – Daughters Reflect on Fatherly Love,” features 37 interviews with women age 16 to 83 who talk about their relationships with their fathers.

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