Liz Murray - 'Homeless to Harvard'


Family Education & Support Services (FESS) welcomes nationally acclaimed Tedx speaker and bestselling author, Liz Murray for “Homeless to Harvard,” where she will share her remarkable story on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Washington Center for Performing Arts. Murray will uncover the resilience and power each of us has to transform our own life and the lives of others.

At 15, Murray was homeless. The child of drug-addicted parents, she slept in subway stations and ate out of dumpsters, and that could have been her whole story – if it weren’t for mentors. Thanks to a few caring teachers and role models (and her own hard work) Liz is now a Harvard graduate, a New York Times best-selling author, and an advocate for at-risk youth.

Murray is the author of the international bestseller, Breaking Night: My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, which was published in twelve countries and made into an Emmy-nominated Lifetime original film. Murray is the recipient of Oprah Winfrey’s “Chutzpah” award and the White House Project’s “Role Model Award.” The Washington Center for Performing Arts is located at 512 Washington Street NE in Olympia, WA. Tickets for the program are $25 and can be purchased online at In addition we are also selling tickets that include the program as well as a meet/greet with Liz Murray for $125 (including her signed book and a private reception).

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A special thank you to our sponsors: The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, Express Employment Professionals, O'BEE Credit Union, Molina Healthcare, South Puget Sound Community College Foundation, Olympia Federal Savings, McSwain & Company, PS, and Zonta Club of Olympia.

About Family Education & Support Services:
Family Education and Support Services is a dynamic nonprofit 501c3 organization launched in 2000 with a purpose to inspire healthy child development by providing quality training and support services. As a result of our work families acquire sound parenting skills; develop parenting confidence; improve health and early childhood development outcomes; enhance relationships and attachment; connect to support networks in their local communities. Our highest priority is to provide assistance to families that are facing multiple challenges and are in urgent need of support and intervention. These challenges are commonly underpinned by isolation compounded by health issues, addiction, family instability and violence, sleep deprivation and feelings of being unable to cope and the complexities that can arise from financial stress, age, ethnicity and other factors.

  • Family Education & Support Services
  • Dates October 25, 2017
  • Price Speaker Tickets $25