MADISON, Wis. - The fact is there are a lot of smart, passionate people committed to making sure all of our children succeed in obtaining the best education possible.
Some are in our schools, some are preparing kids for schools, some are supporting children and families, some are building community. And then there's the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute here in Madison, which does all of the above.
The CHHI annual awards luncheon is Aug. 8 at the Park Hotel on the Square. It is inspirational. It is also educational.
Highlights this year include keynote speaker Willie Barney, the leader of Empower Omaha, a model for African American student success.
This year's honorees are an exception group of community leaders. And the event will also mark the 30th anniversary of the STARS program, founded by lifelong educator Ann Odom, and the oldest preschool program associated with Madison schools.
This year's theme is "Answers to Difficult Questions." Tickets are still available at CHHIMadison.org.
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