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Dr. Nolana Nobles, CACS Head Start Director, key speaker at Michigan’s Children conference

CACS Early Childhood Director Dr. Nolana Nobles was invited to speak and share her experiences at Michigan’s Children Lunch and Learn series. The conference is “Policymaking and the Power of Sharing Lived Experiences” on May 19, 2021, from 12 to 1 p.m.

Michigan’s Children is an advocacy group that lobbies for public policy that serves Michigan’s children and families.

Dr. Nobles will be sharing her authentic experience as both a Head Start child, a Head Start parent, and finally as the Director of Early Childhood Education at Capital Area Community Services now having the same positive influence on Mid-Michigan children that she had as a child.

Dr. Nobles’ powerful experiences starting as a young child shaped her life up through adulthood, leading her to work under former Governor Rick Snyder and Governor Gretchen Whitmer to advocate for children with special needs.

“I was selected to participate in the series is because I was profoundly affected by Head Start,” Nobles said. “Authentic advocacy, what these policies actually look like in real life, for our kids and families, is what all childhood education advocates want to see.”

Michigan’s Children described the series as a panel of experts from youth development, early childhood, and adult education discussing their “lived experiences in their agency’s advocacy and program priorities.”

Dr. Nobles said she’s excited to share her own story as the example of Head Start’s ability to shape the life of a child and represent Capital Area Community Services.

To register for the event go to