Recap: June Member Meeting

Thank you for joining Pomona Society as we kicked off our 2018 Policy Spotlight Series with a panel discussion on the effect of trauma on early childhood development. The challenges that children face during childhood is an area of unique passion for us as we both faced obstacles during the early years of our lives.

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Abigail Skeans
Impact Spotlight: Nicole Fulgham

Nicole Fulgham’s educational story could have turned out very differently. Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, she was afforded the opportunity to go to a selective charter school, the good fortune that many of her peers, the same children who shared her neighborhood block, did not receive.

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Abigail Skeans
Impact Spotlight: Pyper Davis

If you had never spoken with Pyper Davis, you may think that her professional bio reads as a corporate fairytale; after all, she holds degrees from Princeton and Harvard, and has worked in finance and media at prestigious organizations such as Morgan Stanley and Fox Sports. However, what is most interesting about Pyper’s story is her current work - one that is worlds away from Corporate America, yet allows her to use the skills developed during her early professional years. Pyper is currently the Executive Director of Educare Washington DC, an early childhood education school built to serve the children and families of Washington, D.C.

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Abigail Skeans
Impact Spotlight: The Lourie Center

Our children are arguably the most vulnerable of society, and by virtue of this position they deserve our greatest level of support and protection. They lack an income, a completed education, and an established social network, yet contain extraordinary potential to achieve. However, when children lack quality support from the adults in their lives or when circumstances place them in unfortunate situations, their vulnerabilities increase tremendously.

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Abigail Skeans