TITLE: Program Officer
FUNDING AREAS: Early education advocacy, family literacy, and early education programs
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PROFILE: Jon-Paul Bianchi has been behind a few major gifts in his time as a program officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF). This program officer's bio on the foundation website shares:
Jon-Paul Bianchi is a program officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan.As a member of the Education & Learning team Jon-Paul’s work focuses on young children and their families in the context of community, early care and school.His grant making focuses on family engagement and empowerment, effective teaching practices and improving the various programs, practices and policies that impact children birth to age eight and their families.Prior to joining the Foundation in 2010, Jon-Paul was the early childhood initiatives director at the Colorado Children's Campaign, a statewide non-partisan advocacy and research organization.Working closely with the Colorado legislature and executive branch, he was appointed to multiple committees and commissions focused on early childhood. He served as staff advisor to the Colorado Early Childhood & School Readiness Legislative Commission where he authored several laws aimed at improving quality, family access and continuity of child care and pre-kindergarten services, teacher professional development and creating systemic alignment betwee nvarious early care and education programs in Colorado.Other earlier positions include project assistant at the Infant-Parent Interaction Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin, Waisman Center for Developmental Disabilities and policy research assistant at the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Jon-Paul began his career teaching preschool, elementary school and coaching high school track and cross country.