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PHENND K-16 Fall Speaker: Sarah Hemminger, CEO & Founder of Thread

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Saint Joseph's University

5600 City Avenue

Campion Student Center / Doyle Banquet Hall SOUTH

Philadelphia, PA 19131

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PHENND's annual speaker event that kicks off the K-16 Network for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Sarah Hemminger is the CEO and co-founder of Thread in Baltimore, Maryland. Thread works with underperforming 9th grades students in Baltimore City Schools and surrounds them with a family of volunteers over the course of ten years. About two-thirds of the volunteers are college students from the Baltimore region, including Johns Hopkins and Morgan State. We are excited to have Sarah come to visit us and share Thread's innovative approach to reconnecting communities and changing the educational and economic opportunities for Baltimore's youth.

Networking reception to follow.

About Thread:

Thread enrolls 9th grade students who rank in the bottom 25% of their class and face an abundance of challenges outside of the classroom. Our youth remain in Thread for 10 years, surrounded by a Thread Family – a group of up to four volunteers, including a volunteer leader who serves as Head of Family – that provides customized support and increased access to community resources while deeply enriching the lives of everyone involved. We weave eight Thread Families into an extended family of support called a thread, which is led by a GrandParent volunteer leader.

Our youth and volunteers receive wraparound support from Thread Resource Teams, collaborators, and donors who provide services, programming, and connections to other existing community resources. By weaving a new social fabric, Thread cultivates communities that transcend barriers, creating a future where everyone thrives.

Want to know more about Thread? Check them out online or watch Sarah's TEDx talk.

Featured Articles:

- The New York Times: Where American Renewal Begins

- National Public Radio: Why It’s Never Too Late to Rescue Failing Students

- The Baltimore Sun: Thread, a Baltimore Nonprofit, Weaves Students’ Lives Together

- Forbes: How To Cross The Bridges That Divide Us: Lessons From The Field

- Stanford Social Innovation Review: Early-stage Entrepreneurs Can Drive New Social Movements

- The Financial Times: Social capital and two defensive backs

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5600 City Avenue

Campion Student Center / Doyle Banquet Hall SOUTH

Philadelphia, PA 19131

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