Lemonada Media’s hit podcast NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE US to host a free, virtual live event September 21 with VPM and Robins Foundation
Join Lemonada Media for a free, virtual live recording of the popular podcast NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE USon Sept. 21 at 11 AM ET. This event will be moderated by the series host and veteran journalist, Gloria Riviera and will be available on Lemonada Media's Facebook Live. Gloria will guide listeners through a conversation with Jodi Roberts, Director Early Childhood Development at Thrive Birth to Five; David Young, Executive Director of FRIENDS Association for Children; Cheryl Morman, President of Virginia Alliance for Family Child Care Associations. This live episode and critical conversation will provide local perspectives, solutions, and insights about how Richmond and Virginia can be a model nationwide for fighting the childcare crisis, paving the way for a hopeful future.
Created in partnership with Neighborhood Villages. Support for the event is provided by VPM and the Robins Foundation. Learn more about NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE US and catch up on recent episodes here or wherever you find podcasts.
“We’re thrilled to bring our hit podcast series to Richmond to learn from the diverse private and public sector on the ground about best practices in the space of early childcare,” says Lemonada CEO and co-founder Jessica Cordova Kramer. “We are so grateful for our partners at VPM and Robins Foundation for their support.”
“As is the case across the entire country, the childcare crisis in Virginia is complex. Staffing shortages, low pay for providers and an overall lack of affordable, high-quality childcare have combined to create a perfect storm that requires all hands-on deck. VPM is excited to work with partners to address this critical issue,” said Jayme Swain, President & CEO of VPM and the Virginia Foundation for Public Media. “Absolutely,” agreed Chris Chin of Robins Foundation. “Through cross-sector collaboration and the implementation of innovative solutions, Virginia is working to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood and to ensure that all families across the Commonwealth have access to affordable, high-quality childcare that meets their needs. We are excited to partner with VPM to share some of Virginia’s creative approaches to this crisis with No One is Coming to Save Us listeners.”