FOUNDER, THE RUTLEDGE INSTITUTE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Karen Rutledge is dedicated to social causes close to her heart. Her support for You Gotta Believe sprang from seeing the difference having a family made to a child who was adopted from foster care by a friend. Karen is an experienced board member, having been on the board of several non-profit organizations, including VIP Communities in The Bronx. She is the founder of the Rutledge Institute for Early Childhood Education at California University of Pennsylvania which provides both high quality preschool education and offers full scholarships to Cal U students seeking Early Childhood Education Degrees. These students receive hands on experience teaching an innovative curriculum to preschool students at the Institute.