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Send Leaders to Washington DC

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THE STORY:

As you know, our Family Leadership Team (FLT) has been making amazing progress in recognizing and building on their strengths and leadership skills, while empowering and advocating for other Smart families, as well as our communities!

"My child and I are examples of what Smart from the Start means and what they represent! Before, I knew nothing about this program, and without it, I don’t know what we would’ve done. Not only is (my daughter) learning, but her mother and I are learning right along with her. This program has helped us become better parents, friends and most important, LEADERS!” said Eric, a Smart from the Start Family Leader and father of one.

Our families have been making real change in their lives and their communities, but their work is far from done, and they need your help! In November we are traveling to Washington, DC to meet with high level officials in the Department of Education and in Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Our families are going to discuss with influential leaders, what support, tools and resources have been helpful to them in breaking cycles of generational poverty and school underachievement as we work to prevent the educational achievement gap. Their motto is "Each one reach one, each one teach one"... Would you reach out to help to empower our leaders and support them as they raise awareness in Washington, DC? Can you ask your friends to help?

The cost of the trip is only $750 per family which includes transportation, lodging and food. We are taking 20 family leaders. Can you pledge to sponsor a family, or make a contribution today?

You can also help by forwarding this e-mail to a friend!

Thank you for ALWAYS standing beside our children and families as they work to make change in their lives, and communities while making our City and society better for all of us!!

Sincerely,
Cherie A. Craft, M.Ed
Executive Director, Smart from the Start

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