Have you registered to attend the 6th Annual Nancy Latimer Convening for Children and Youth on June 20?
One hundred early childhood advocates will gather to hear about new research on early childhood development, and to honor Karen Kelley-Ariwoola for her leadership in this area. Kelley-Ariwoola is former MCF board chair and former vice president of community philanthropy at The Minneapolis Foundation.
Dr. Dale Walker, associate research professor and scientist at the University of Kansas, will present and lead a discussion on early brain development and language acquisition. Dr. Walker is a leading expert on this topic and the architect of the Science Museum’s nationally acclaimed exhibit, “The Wonder Years,” which attendees can visit for free after the event.
Kelley-Ariwoola will then be presented with the “Nancy” award in honor of her leadership in the field of education and early childhood development, as well as her commitment to the Twin Cities community. Kelley-Ariwoola was integral to the passage of the Omnibus Early Education Bill which established the Office of Early Learning, and she played a leadership role in the creation of the Start Early Funders Collaborative.
Created in 2007 and now hosted by the Start Early Funders Coalition, the Nancy Latimer Convening for Children & Youth shines the spotlight on outstanding contributions by individuals or groups to enhance life for young children. The event and award honors the spirit and legacy of Nancy Latimer, whose leadership, passion and commitment to children are exemplified by Award recipients. You can register for next week’s free event on MCF’s website.