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North Carolina’s Growing Stronger Summit

North Carolina’s Growing Stronger Summit

North Carolina held its first Growing Stronger Summit, a two-day event with keynote speaker David Ambroz, author and national expert on child poverty and well-being. Thirty years ago, David was a homeless, malnourished boy who was taken from custody of his mentally ill mother after years of neglect and abuse. Today he is an Amazon executive, celebrated by the Obama administration, and an adoptive father.

On the first day, staff, LifeSet youth, donors and guests gathered to hear David read excerpts from his personal memoir, “A Place Called Home.” He shared his early life journey and experience on how society can transform a child welfare system to better benefit children. More than 700 children enter the foster care system daily. This staggering statistic may be overwhelming, but it is a call to action to make meaningful change.