Stone Soup 2012 Collective Action: Parts to Whole

On October 10, 2012 the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund held its 11th annual conference celebrating the work of Discovery communities and statewide partners. The following are pictures and tweets from the event. Enjoy!


  1. The day began with Jessica Sager, executive director of All our Kin and trustee of the Memorial Fund, welcoming the more than 300 participants and introducing keynote speaker Dr. Karen Mapp. 
  2. Dr. Mapp was engaging and inspiring. Rather than speaking on stage from behind a podium, she elected to walk through the crowd. It was her way of connecting with the audience and feeding off of their energy. 
  3. Following the presentation, participants attended the morning breakout sessions. The new Right From the Start website was also unveiled in one of the breakout rooms. 
  4. As part of the event, the State of Connecticut was honored by the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as a Pacesetter. Ralph Smith, Vice President, Annie E. Casey Foundation, presented the award to Commissioner Stefan Pryor. 
  5. Ralph Smith and Commissioner Pryor
    Ralph Smith and Commissioner Pryor