Did you know that there are 225,000 adults that read at or below an 8th grade level in the KC metro? Join us for a discussion on low literacy and the effects on our community at this month's membership meeting. Attendees will hear from direct service providers in 2 of the city's leading education non-profits as well as learn tangible steps to take to impact the education landscape in KC.
Autumn Burton, Director of Programs, Literacy KC
Autumn received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Park University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. As the Director of Programs, Autumn focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of all Literacy KC programs to ensure the best educational opportunities for students. She has over 10 years of experience working in schools throughout Kansas City in a variety of positions ranging from teaching to administration.
Autumn believes that literacy is a tool for success and is passionate about providing educational opportunities to anyone ready to learn. When Autumn is not working, you can find her spending time outdoors, traveling, listening to live music and spending time with friends and family.
Elle Hogan, Director of Community Engagement, Turn the Page KC:
Elle Hogan is the Director of Community Engagement at Turn the Page KC, where she directs the organization's communications initiatives, manages key collaborative partnerships, and oversees the implementation of the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan Community Engagement tactics. Throughout her career, she has worked as a communicator advancing a variety of social causes, including public interest law, child welfare, and public health.
Elle began her career at Ogilvy, a global marketing and public relations firm, where she managed communications initiatives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. She has a Master's Degree in Communication with an emphasis in Health Communication at Johns Hopkins University and is a magna cum laude graduate of Saint Louis University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication with a concentration in Journalism. Elle and her husband, John, have two toddler daughters, an unruly dog, and no shortage of domestic crises.