Event Description

We look forward to hosting a two-day learning opportunity for funders, aspiring providers and established providers. Participants will engage in discussion about site management and financial sustainability with our leadership team and other subject matter experts. We will discuss all aspects of our business model, including our financial model, the programmatic and operational implications that stem from our financial model and agency governance. Participants will also have an opportunity to tour our facilities, network with other funders and providers and participate in post-summit action planning and follow-up calls.
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What This Means For You

If you are a provider, this is a great opportunity to accelerate your learning curve by leveraging our experience and expertise. If you are a funder, this learning opportunity will ensure your investment is going to have the impact that you desire and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Key Topics and Speakers

Topics of Discussion

  • Guiding Principles: Mission, Vision & Values
  • The Implications of Your Guiding Principles: Program and Operations Model
  • Blended & Braided Funding Streams: Financial Sustainability
  • Competitive Advantage: Human Capital Considerations


Sheltering Arms Executive Leadership Team

  • Blythe Keeler Robinson – President and CEO
  • Mike Davis – Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
  • Michele Schmitt – Vice President, Operations
  • Norman Hill – Vice President, Human Resources
  • Tony Conway – Vice President, Development and Communications


Early Bird Special (through August 31): $400 per person
After September 1: $500 per person

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refund of the Launch & Learn Summit, less an administrative fee of $80, will be made if written notice of cancellation is postmarked no later than September 3, 2019. Registrants whose cancellation requests are postmarked after September 3, 2019, will NOT be entitled to a refund. Cancellation of registration for this event must be made in writing and mailed to: Sheltering Arms, Attn: Michael Davis, 385 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, or faxed to (404) 523-9952. If you cannot attend, you may notify Sheltering Arms by September 10, 2019, if another person will be attending the conference in your place.

Photography Notice: Be aware that by participating in the Launch & Learn Summit, you are automatically authorizing Sheltering Arms and its employees, agents and assigns to use your name, photograph, voice or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of Sheltering Arm, including but not limited to publicity, marketing, websites, other electronic forms or media, and promotion of Sheltering Arms and its various programs.

Questions? Please email events@shelteringarmsforkids.com with any questions regarding registration. For questions about the program, please call (404) 523-2767.

Hotel & Venue Information

W Atlanta Downtown
45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308


Sheltering Arms Administrative Office and Model Teaching Center
385 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Sheltering Arms Educare Atlanta Center
404 Fulton Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Sheltering Arms Center at Barack and Michelle Obama Academy
195 Tuskegee Street
Atlanta, GA 30315

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50,000 children.

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