Press Center

All Our Kin collaborates with local leaders, policymakers, news media and digital partners to raise awareness of the critical role of home-based care and to address the challenges and opportunities around funding and programming efforts.

For all inquiries and media opportunities, please contact communications@allourkin.org.

 Recent News

 

Press Statements

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All Our Kin, Partner Organizations Join Forces on New National ECE Workforce Center
February 15, 2023

Testimony by Steven Morales FY24 Joint Legislative Hearing on Human Services NYS Legislature
February 13, 2023 

All Our Kin Responds to Governor Ned Lamont’s 2023 Executive Budget
February
 8, 2023

SOTU: All Our Kin Applauds Reform Package to Bolster Children & Families
February 7, 2023

All Our Kin's Response to Governor Hochul's FY22024 New York State Executive Budget
February 1, 2023 

Testimony by Steven Morales to the Committee on Children and Families New York State Senate
January 26, 2023 

All Our Kin Responds to CT State of the State Address
January 4, 2023

GreenLight Fund Announcement of All Our Kin and The Family Conservancy Investment
November 14, 2022

Connecticut Voters Show Strong Support For Increased Funding Of Early Care And Education
October 18, 2022

All Our Kin's Response to Mayor Eric Adams' NYC Child Care Blueprint
June 28, 2022 

Capitol Hill Press Conference with National Leaders, Senators and Representatives Calling for Child Care Funding in Reconciliation
June 9, 2022

Jessica Sager's Child Care Press Conference Remarks
June 9, 2022

All Our Kin Joins Providers for National 'Day Without Child Care' to Demand Fair Compensation, Access for Families
May 9, 2022

All Our Kin's Response to Gov. Ned Lamont's $183M Child Care Investment
May 3, 2022

All Our Kin Calls on Mayor Adams to Invest in Family Child Care to Help Solve Child Care Crisis
April 28, 2022

All Our Kin's NYC Press Briefing Remarks 
April 28, 2022

New York State Budget is ‘Important Step’ For Child Care, Additional Investment Necessary to Serve All Children
April 12, 2022

Dr. C. Nicole Mason Appointed as Chair of the Board of All Our Kin
April 7, 2022

On Equal Pay Day, CT Can Show Leadership — And "Send A Strong Signal to Child Care Providers That Are Valued"
March 15, 2022 

Jessica Sager's Robin Hood Press Conference Remarks
March 2, 2022

All Our Kin Educator Shanette Linton's Robin Hood Press Conference Remarks
March 2, 2022

Child Care Now: By More Than Two-To-One Margin, New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Expanding Child Care Through State Budget
March 2, 2022

All Our Kin Urges Gov. Lamont to Center Child Care in the Executive Budge
February 9, 2022

All Our Kin's Response to Gov. Hochul's Executive Budget
January 18, 2022

All Our Kin's Response to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address
January 5, 2022

All Our Kin's Response to State Senator Jabari Brisport's Introduction of the Universal Child Care Act and Report on New York's Child Care Crisis 
December 15, 2021

All Our Kin's Response to State Senator Jabari Brisport's Introduction of the Universal Child Care Act and Report on New York's Child Care Crisis 
December 15, 2021

All Our Kin's Response to Eric Adam's Victory in the New York City Mayoral Race
  
November 2, 2021

All Our Kin's Statement on President Biden's Social Spending Framework
 
October 26, 2021

All Our Kin's Statement on President Biden's Visit to Hartford, CT and the Importance of Childcare
October 15, 2021

All Our Kin's Response to the House Committee and Labor's Markup of the $3.5 Trillion Budget Reconciliation Bill 

September 9, 2021

All Our Kin's Statement on the House's Passage of the $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution
August 24, 2021

All Our Kin Named Recipient of the Citi Foundation Grant to Serve Bipoc-Owned Business in CT, NY

July 21, 2021

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Awards & Recognition 

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2019

Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership, Teach for America -- Janna Wagner, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, together with All Our Kin Board Member Sammy Politziner

Accreditation Advocate of the Year, National Association for Family Child Care

2018

Community Impact Award, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

2015

Yale-Jefferson Public Service Alumnus Award, Yale University -- Janna Wagner, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer 

Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards Grand Prize, Ascena Foundation

2014

"Extraordinary Female Social Entrepreneur," New Profit -- Jessica Sager, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer

Susan M. Lewin Women's Leadership Award, Community Foundation for Women & Girls -- Nilda Aponte, Provider Showcase Director

Top-Rated Nonprofit, Greatnonprofits.org

Four Star Nonprofit, Charity Navigator

2013

ACES Education Foundation Honorees -- Jessica Sager and Janna Wagner, Co-Founders and Chief Executive/Learning Officers (respectively)

Top-Rated Nonprofit, Greatnonprofits.org

Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2013 Education and Empowerment Honorees -- Jessica Sager and Janna Wagner, Co-Founders and Chief Executive/Learning Officers (respectively)

Above and Beyond Award, Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership -- Nilda Aponte, Provider Showcase Director

2012

Top-Rated Nonprofit, Greatnonprofits.org

The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 100 Award 
-- Jessica Sager and Janna Wagner, Co-Founders and Chief Executive/Learning Officers (respectively)

Women in Business Champion of the Year for Connecticut, U.S. Small Business Administration -- Jessica Sager, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

2010 

Great Women’s Empowerment Nonprofit, Great Job Training NonprofitGreatnonprofits.org 

2009

Wonking Class Hero, Miller-McCune Magazine -- Jessica Sager and Janna Wagner, Co-Founders and Chief Executive/Learning Officers (respectively) 

Smart Cookie Finalist, Cookie Magazine  -- Jessica Sager, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer 

2008

Special Tribute, Casa Otonal’s Graduating Child Development Class -- Nilda Aponte, Provider Showcase Director 

 

Official Citation, Connecticut General Assembly 

Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management Award, Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut -- Jessica Sager, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer 

2007

Forty Under 40, Business Times -- Jessica Sager, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer 

2006

Official Citation, Board of Aldermen, City of New Haven 

Region One Leadership Award “in recognition for outstanding efforts and dedication in the field of family child care,” The National Association for Family Child Care 

2005

Rising Star, Business New Haven -- Janna Wagner, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer 

2003

Forty Under 40, Business Times -- Janna Wagner, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer 

2001

Seton Elm and Ivy Award, Yale University and the City of New Haven -- Jessica Sager and Janna Wagner, Co-Founders and Chief Executive/Learning Officers (respectively) 

2000

Twenty Under Thirty, Working Woman - Jessica Sager and Janna Wagner, Co-Founders and Chief Executive/Learning Officers (respectively) 

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