End of the Year Survey

Head Start is a child and family development program for income-eligible households in Itasca and Koochiching Counties. The program is designed to help young children, aged birth to five, and their families achieve their full potential. The Head Start program literally gives children a head start on their journey of lifelong learning. The program also gives families the chance to work on goal setting to help them move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

KOOTASCA Housing Programs

Visit the above website to find descriptions and contact information for several housing programs through KOOTASCA Community Action.

IASC Community Education

Community Education is a unique concept that embraces the belief that education is a lifelong process and everyone in the community shares the responsibility for the mission of educating all members of the community.

Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota

The Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota provides a strong and effective voice for children who cannot speak or vote for themselves. CDF-Minnesota provides services such as research, publications, education, advocacy, and outreach to engage, mobilize, and motivate Minnesotans to consider the well-being of children in all private and public decision-making so that no child is left behind.

The Northland Foundation

Created in 1986 by the McKnight Foundation, the Northland Foundation is a regional foundation serving the communities of northeastern Minnesota.


This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children.