All IN 4 Pre-K is a campaign of Hoosier families, community advocates & business leaders working together to expand access to high-quality pre-k in Indiana.
Led by Early Learning Indiana and powered by the United Way of Central Indiana, we showcase high-quality Pre-K programs, support local champions and engage the voices of parents, business leaders, people of faith and others.
We've also worked with Hoosiers from families to experts to develop Success Starts Early: Indiana's Roadmap for Pre-K Expansion. Read it to learn more about why quality and access matter, and how we can ensure that Hoosier children have the chance to succeed.
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Vanessa Phillips – Lead Organizer for All IN 4 Pre-K
Vanessa joined Early Learning Indiana in 2016 to lead the All IN 4 Pre-K campaign. She has served in several leadership positions within nonprofit agencies, state and local government, and ministry. Her focus is on successful outcomes, program development, team building, and empowering and inspiring others. Vanessa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Addiction Counseling through Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a professional singer/songwriter and worship leader. She enjoys life with her wonderful family.
Kent Mitchell – Vice President for Outreach and Partnerships for Early Learning Indiana
Kent Mitchell joined Early Learning Indiana in March of 2014. He partners with other team members on partnership, outreach, and federal grant efforts. With a background in public policy, he has previously worked with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund. Kent graduated from Earlham College and holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Nonprofit Management from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Kofi Darku believes in our collective ability as Americans to make changes for the benefit of the nation and is convinced that helping our youngest citizens have high quality early childhood experiences is the greatest good we should support. Kofi’s 15 years of experience in education, primarily in early childhood, support expansion and improvement of high-quality early childhood practices in Indiana. Kofi received a Bachelor’s of Art in Fine Art from Wabash College and a Master’s in Public Policy – Education Policy focus, from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Arts and sports are his favorite pastimes. He and his wife Anne have two young daughters.
Media inquiries: Please email Kirsten Eamon-Shine, Early Learning Indiana's Director of Statewide Communication & Engagement, if you have questions or requests for information.