Janna Wagner is co-founder and chief learning officer of All Our Kin, Inc., a nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care providers to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life. All Our Kin’s network of caregivers has been proven to provide high-quality infant and toddler care to working parents in low and middle-income communities. Janna was born and raised in New Haven and attended the New Haven Public Schools. Janna holds a B.A. in psychology from Yale University and an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She taught in the South Bronx through Teach for America and then founded All Our Kin with Jessica Sager in 1999. In addition to her work at All Our Kin, Janna co-teaches a seminar on “Child Care, Society, and Public Policy” at Yale University.
Active in the New Haven community, Janna is an Associate Fellow of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University and founder of The Group with No Name, a social, civic organization that turns New Haven’s residents into citizens. Janna serves as chair of the board of the Ulysses S. Grant Foundation, a sixty-six-year old academic enrichment summer program, which brings together Yale and New Haven students on Yale’s campus. She is the former chair of the advisory board for the Community Fund for Women and Girls, a component fund of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Janna was a Grand Prize co-recipient of the Roslyn S. Jaffe Award and received the Yale Jefferson Award. She was a Zero to Three Leadership Fellow and a Public Voices Fellow at Yale. She is a Pahara Aspen Education Fellow, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.