We wanted to send a big shout out to everyone who made Glitter Ball V a success! Thank you for attending and for rocking the house with us.  Black Joe Lewis was a hit, and Viva Knievil was a funk-and-soul delight. Special thanks to Rock the Cause for partnering with us, and for selecting Ampersand Families as the charity of choice.

And, did you miss our co-executive officers when they were on Cities 97’s “Cause Rock Radio”? You can still give a listen to their interview! Simply click here to hear Jen Braun and Michelle Chalmers talk about Ampersand Families, our mission and the issue of teens needing adoptive families, and the fabulous Glitter Ball V with partner Rock the Cause.

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About Me Michelle has worked with youth in out-of-home care since 1989, her child welfare career has included front-line staff positions in residential settings, a home-based intensive supervision worker, and youth development work in a therapeutic foster care agency. Prior to co-founding Ampersand Families in October 2008, Michelle directed The Homecoming Project, a federally-funded Adoption Initiatives program to increase adoptions of teenagers from Minnesota’s foster care system. Read More

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