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All Our Kin is a national nonprofit organization founded in ______, that trains, supports, and sustains family child care educators through an innovative model. Our mission to transform the nation’s child care system results in a triple win: child care providers succeed as business owners; working parents find stable, high-quality care for their children; and children gain an educational foundation that lays the groundwork for achievement.

Our Communications team works collaboratively with the news media and digital partners to raise awareness on the importance of family child care and the critical needs of families, children and family child care providers. 

For all inquiries and media opportunities, please contact Wende Gozan Brown at
communications@allourkin.org


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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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