Crestwood Announces The Opening Of The Crestwood Maagarishda Center, A Head Start Facility, In Mandaree, North Dakota
July 17, 2019 | View PDF
Houston, TX – Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE: CEQP or “Crestwood”) today announced the opening of the Crestwood Maagarishda Center, the new home of the Mandaree Head Start Program. Located in the community of Mandaree on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, the Maagarishda Center is a state- of-the-art educational facility for children of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation to grow, learn, and receive comprehensive health, nutrition and parent involvement services. Crestwood, a leader in the MLP midstream industry through its ESG and sustainability initiative, donated approximately $2 million to build the facility and partnered with the MHA Nation to raise additional funds for on-going programs at the Center. On July 17, the Center will open its doors with a public ribbon cutting ceremony and community celebration.
“This state-of-the-art-facility marks a new era for the Mandaree Head Start program and Crestwood is excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the MHA community and the development of its children,” said Robert G. Phillips, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Maagarishda Center will allow more children in the community to benefit from Head Start programming, as well as give them the education, health and nutrition needed to thrive during the critical early development years and on into adulthood.”
Crestwood has significant midstream energy operations on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and is committed to building resilient relationships in the communities where its employees live and work. This project gives Crestwood the opportunity to make an impactful contribution to the MHA Nation and its people.
History of Head Start Program and the MHA Nation
Head Start was founded in 1965 with the mission to promote the development and school readiness of pre-kindergarten aged children. The MHA Nation was an early provider of Head Start programing in North Dakota. Since the 1970s, the Mandaree Head Start Program had been housed in a modular building. The Maagarishda Center will allow more children to attend the Program, and strive to eliminate the wait list for additional students who were previously unable to participate due to the modular building’s limited capacity.