General Session

Banquet Celebration


Marriott Ballroom November 5, 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Byron Pitts
Shigeru Hayakawa
Sharon Darling
Regina Lynn
Guadalupe and Diego Maldonado

Let’s celebrate 30 years of families! Emceed by author and co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline Byron Pitts, NCFL’s 30-year anniversary celebration is sure to give attendees all the feels as we hear from former students of family literacy programs! Enjoy a plated meal after hearing from Regina Lynn, who will share her remarkable story of perseverance and determination to leave an abusive relationship and break the cycle of poverty for her family. 

Next, Shigeru Hayakawa, Vice Chairman of Toyota’s Board of Directors, will share about the company’s long-standing partnership with NCFL and present the 2019 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year awards.

To close, Diego Maldonado and his mother, Guadalupe, will share how the Toyota Family Learning program changed the trajectory of both their lives.