Even Start, a federally-funded,
comprehensive family literacy program, is designed to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy in low-income and low-literate
families. To do this, Even Start builds on existing high-quality community resources to provide
a unified program of adult education, parenting education, early childhood education, and interactive parent and child literacy
activities. Programs serve families, both parents and young children, who are most in need of such services.