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Audience in Lecture






Chief Learning Officer


All Our Kin


Janna Wagner is co-founder and chief learning officer of All Our Kin, Inc., a nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care providers to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life. All Our Kin's network of caregivers has been proven to provide high-quality infant and toddler care to working parents in low and middle-income communities. Janna holds a B.A. in psychology from Yale University and an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She taught in the South Bronx through Teach For America and then founded All Our Kin with Jessica Sager in 1999. In addition to her work at All Our Kin, Janna co-teaches a seminar on "Child Care, Society, and Public Policy" at Yale University. Active in the New Haven community, Janna is an associate fellow of Jonathan Edwards College and serves as chair of the board of the Ulysses S. Grant Foundation, a sixty-eight year old academic summer program, which brings together Yale and New Haven students on Yale's campus. She is the former chair of the advisory board of the Community Fund for Women and Girls, a component fund of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Janna was awarded the Yale Jefferson Award and the Roslyn S. Jaffe Grand Prize Award. She was a Zero to Three Leadership Fellow and a Public Voices Fellow at Yale. She is a Fellow of the 19th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a Promising Ventures Fellow. Janna was recently awarded the Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership given annually to a Teach For America alum whose work has led to significant progress toward educational equity and excellence.

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