Janna Wagner, Co-Founder and Program Director, was born and raised in New Haven. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Yale University and an M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She taught in the South Bronx through Teach for America, and then joined the staff of the Boston Public Schools' Center for Leadership Development before founding All Our Kin in 1999. Ms. Wagner was named one of greater New Haven's "Forty Under 40" by Business Times, and a "Rising Star" by Business New Haven. She is a board member of Edith B. Jackson Child Care Center and the chair of the Infant/Toddler Committee of the New Haven School Readiness Council. She is a member of the Affirmative Action Commission of the City of New Haven, an Associate Fellow of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University, and founder of The Group with No Name, a social, civic and educational organization for New Haven's residents. In addition, Ms. Wagner serves as chair of the Board of the Ulysses S. Grant Foundation, a fifty-three year old academic enrichment summer program, which brings together Yale and New Haven students on Yale's campus.