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Friday, March 27, 2009

All Our Kin spring fling

Event will help to raise money for organization that supports community child care efforts

NEW HAVEN — All Our Kin will hold its spring event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 7 at Bentara, 76 Orange St.
The event will include special guest Paul Tough, a writer and editor for the New York Times Magazine, who writes about poverty, education and the achievement gap. He is also the author of "Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America."
Refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m., with guest speakers at 6:30 p.m. and reception at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and $25 for students.
All Our Kin, Inc., is a nationally-recognized, New Haven-based nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains community child care providers to ensure children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and life. It equips parents, relatives, and informal caregivers with skills and resources to move out of poverty and open child care businesses in their communities; builds the capacity, quality, and viability of existing child care businesses, through individualized mentorship and support; and furnishes working parents with resources to find and keep high-quality child care. All Our Kin reaches more than 250 parents and educators each year, who in turn serve over 1,200 children in the community.
For tickets, e-mail janna@allourkin.org. Or, send a check to All Our Kin, PO Box 8477, New Haven, 06530.
For more on All Our Kin, visit www.allourkin.org.

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