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What is PICA?

Parents In Community Action, Inc. (PICA) is a private, non-profit agency designated by the federal government to operate Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The agency was founded in 1969 by Head Start parents.

Today PICA serves nearly 2,500 children and families and offers a variety of programs and services for children and families in addition to Head Start and Early Head Start. More...




Thinking of spring? Last summer PICA's Park Place and Portland Village centers teamed up with the American Swedish Institute and the Jeffers Foundation to have the kids do gardening in "pop-up gardens" on the ASI campus as an outdoor activity. We are already looking forward to another summer of gardening. More...


Last updated June 29, 2016
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