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Literacy Champion

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 07:00 AM

Where: Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ

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Details: Do you know a Literacy Champion? A Literacy Champion is a local educator who has gone above and beyond to improve literacy in our community. Now in its 4th year, The Literacy Champion Award is presented to two early childhood educators teaching in preschool through 3rd grade. Nominate a Literacy Champion: This year we will have open nominations as well as self-nominations! Please use the appropriate links above to complete the applications Please note: open nominations will require responses from both the nominator and the teacher being nominated. You may review the list of questions here:   Open Nomination Questions  Self-Nomination Questions  Deadline is November 29th! Questions or trouble with the forms? Contact Heidi at helizondo@unitedwaytucson.org Meet last year’s winners! Mister Ben - Emily Meschter Early Learning Center Jennifer LaMoria - Roadrunner Elementary 


BusinessBreakfast

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 07:00 AM

Where: Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ

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Details: 15th Annual Business Leaders for Early Education Breakfast Hosted by Women United Keynote Speakers:Art Rolnick, Senior Fellow at Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.Former: Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of MinneapolisAssociate Economist with the Federal Open Market Committee. Last year, 749 influential business and community leaders attended Women United’s annual Business Breakfast and helped to raise nearly $70,000 for early childhood literacy. Women United combines the financial power and collective talents of local philanthropic women leaders to address early childhood literacy in our community. Children who read proficiently by the end of third grade are more likely to succeed academically and graduate from high school prepared for college and careers. 1 in 4 children in Pima County are not reaching this crucial benchmark. Parking – Tucson Convention Center, Lot B or C Event Timeline – Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:00am - Registration and Breakfast begins 7:30am - Program begins (Please allow time to park, find your table and get breakfast prior to the program beginning.) 9:00am - Event concludes Each year during the Business Breakfast two Literacy Champions are awarded for their success in literacy education. Click Here to Nominate a Literacy Champion