Join us for an exclusive luncheon!
September 8, 2022
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta
We’re determined to bring the magic of reading to every child in every country. So far we’ve reached over 21 million readers, but it hasn’t been a solo mission. By weaving together hundreds of powerful partnerships, we get and keep children reading, setting them up for success in school and life.
Join us for an exclusive luncheon, where we’ll discuss how Worldreader partners with organizations like Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to bring our BookSmart reading solution to millions of children worldwide.
What you will learn
- How partnerships provide opportunities to impact education in underserved communities
- What opportunities exist for you to further support readers globally and directly in the Atlanta community
Date: Sept 8, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Location: The Georgian Terrace Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Lunch will be provided
RSVP by August 25, 2022
Keep Children Reading
Sept 8 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity – Atlanta Habitat enables families to thrive by taking a comprehensive, targeted neighborhood revitalization approach. They’re also engaged in key conversations about affordable housing policy both locally and nationally.
Worldreader – Working with partners globally, Worldreader provides the tools, training, and resources families and education programs need to help children experience the love of reading while developing foundational literacy and life skills.
Alan Ferguson, Sr.
President and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Alan Ferguson Sr. serves as President and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Inc., responsible for leading a dynamic team dedicated to transforming communities and catalyzing neighborhood revitalization through education, innovative development, partnerships, and long-term relationships with families. He has served in executive roles with The American Opportunity Foundation, Inc., Invest Atlanta (The Atlanta Development Authority), and senior roles with Fannie Mae during a career spanning almost 30 years.
He is a graduate of Morehouse College, holds advanced degrees from Emory University and Georgia State University, and is pursuing doctoral studies at The University of the Cumberlands. Alan resides in Atlanta with his wife, Janelle, of nearly 27 years, and their two children.
Donna Lowry is an award-winning journalist who combines a passion for storytelling with a desire to empower others with the communication and critical thinking skills surrounding educational, political, cultural diversity, and financial issues. Through her firm, Donna Lowry Communications, she provides consulting, writing, and producing services for several firms, including non-profits.
Donna is a seven-time regional Emmy award winner, a three-time national Gabriel Award recipient, and has garnered honors from countless organizations, including the National Association of Black Journalists, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, Georgia Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE).
Inaugural Executive Director Stem Funders Network (SFN)
Errika Moore is a leader in STEM with 30 years as a coalition builder; 25 years as a diversity, equity inclusion, and access change agent; 15 years in nonprofit leadership; 10 years as an entrepreneur and 10 years in advocacy.
Members of SFN collaborate and advocate to ensure every young person can have high-quality in-school and out-of-school STEM learning experiences that will equip them with skills needed for an ever-changing workforce and for our youth to be the leaders of tomorrow. Prior to joining SFN, Errika served as a Senior Program Officer for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, where she led the Foundation’s education portfolio from early childhood education through post-secondary and alternative pathways to education and workforce development.
Founder and CEO of Young Authors Publishing
Leah Hernandez is the Founder and CEO of Young Authors Publishing, a children’s & young adult book publisher that exists to share the stories of Black and Brown Gen Zers. Leah is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she obtained her degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. In 2021 Leah was named one of Publisher’s Weekly Star Watch Nominees. Leah aspires to continue to impact the lives of others by helping them share their stories.