Lisa Finaldi

Lisa Finaldi has over 25 years of experience as a non-profit leader at the state, national and international levels. She leads the First 2000 Days initiative and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Through the First 2,000 Days initiative, local organizations build their public engagement capacity, position early child development as an issue that impacts all North Carolinians and engage unexpected voices as early childhood champions.

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New toolkit helps summer program providers reach parents

Children work hard during the school year and they learn a lot. But if we are not careful, they can...