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Week of June 10th Round-Up

Groundwork Ohio's Chief Operating & Policy Officer Provides Testimony at the Ohio Statehouse

This week, the Study Committee on Ohio's Publicly Funded Child Care and Step Up To Quality Program held a hearing at the Ohio Statehouse, inviting Groundwork Ohio and other child care experts to provide testimony. During the hearing, members of the committee heard from Lynanne Gutierrez, Groundwork Ohio's Chief Operating & Policy Officer, who shared the challenges families face, as well as why Ohio must invest more in quality child care and early learning opportunities.

We look forward to continuing to engage with the study committee as they move forward with their recommendations for Ohio's quality child care system and explore ways to ensure families and young children have access to quality, affordable care!


Get to Know Groundwork: Beth Hess, Director of the Center for Early Learning

In our latest installment of our "Get to Know Groundwork" series, we are introducing you to Beth Hess, Director of the Center for Early Learning. Beth joined Groundwork Ohio last week and we're thrilled to welcome her to the team. As Director of the Center for Early Learning, Beth will lead the Center’s work to build and transform systems that advance early learning, promote equity, and prioritize prevention through policy development, research, and collaboration.

Read our Q&A with Beth to learn more about why she's a passionate early childhood advocate and what her vision of the future is for Ohio's youngest children and their families!


Apply to Join the Groundwork Ohio Team!

Groundwork Ohio is hiring for THREE exciting roles within our growing organization. The deadline to apply to the listed positions is Friday, June 17. Apply today to join an amazing and dynamic team!


Update: Big Win for Rosemary's Babies Company

Groundwork Ohio is thrilled to share the exciting news that the Ohio legislature included $250,000 for Rosemary’s Babies Holloway House in the Capital Budget bill. HB 687 passed both chambers and is awaiting the Governor's signature. We are inspired by Rosemary Oglesby-Henry in getting this funding ask included in the bill draft, and we were thrilled for the chance to support these efforts during the request process. The funds will be used for the Holloway House and Resource Center and offer supportive housing to teen parents.

Rosemary Oglesby-Henry is the founder and CEO of Rosemary's Babies Company, a Cincinnati-based impact organization (501c3) committed to helping teen parents master the concepts of self-leadership to leave a legacy. Rosemary herself was a teen parent and has dedicated her life to changing the outlook for teen parents.


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