Drink It In Featuring: Race to the Top
Feb 06, 2012
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||The Studio at Hotel 1000, 1000 First Avenue (corner of 1st and Madison in Downtown Seattle)|
|Contact Name||Marlene Rapues|
|Contact Phone||(206) 374-8757|
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Washington State recently won one of nine federal Race to the Top grants for early learning. So, what comes next? Where will the $60 million be invested? Join SVP Partner and Thrive by Five CEO, Nina Auerbach for drinks and find out!
In a short presentation followed by Q&A, Nina and Thrive by Five's Director of Policy & Community Partnerships, Molly Boyajian, will dive into Washington’s Early Learning Plan, and the road ahead.
This event is a part of our ongoing Drink It In series, which are enjoyed over light appetizers and beverages in a social setting including a brief conversational program featuring a community leader and/or one of our Partners who has been significantly involved in a particular issue area.
Appetizers will be provided with a no-host bar, and there will be plenty of time for lively discussion!
More about Nina
In October 2008, Nina Auerbach was named president and CEO of Thri, the state’s nonprofit public-private partnership for early learning. Nina is committed to creating an early care and education system in Washington state that supports all children – and their families – so that every child has fair chance at a great start in life.
Nina is a well-respected early learning leader in Washington state. Prior to joining Thrive, she spent 18 years as the founding CEO of King County’s Child Care Resources, a non-profit agency that helps parents find child care and provides resources and supports to child care providers.
Nina's community work includes serving as co-chair of the Rotary Club of Seattle's Youth, Schools and Early Learning Committee and a member of the Washington Women's Foundation. She also served as co-chair of SOAR, a King County collaborative of more than 40 organizations working together to improve the education of children ages birth to 18.
Among the awards Nina has received for her leadership include Parent Map magazine’s Local Superhero Award, the Phenomenal Woman Award from the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund, the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility and the Prism Award for commitment to coaching as a leadership strategy.
Nina’s background is as a family and child therapist. She has a Master of Social Work from Smith College (Mass.), a MBA from the University of Washington and certification in executive coaching.