Children and Family Fellowship
Helping distressed communities become places that foster strong, capable families and positive child outcomes is a complex challenge. One of the key challenges is reforming the public systems and strengthening the community supports that enable families and children to do well.
We believe that an essential step toward supporting these child and family services systems is developing individuals to lead institutions and systems toward improving outcomes for disadvantaged children and families. Acting on this conviction, we created the Children and Family Fellowship, a 20-month leadership development program for accomplished professionals. The Fellowship explicitly strives to increase the pool of leaders with the vision and ability to frame and sustain major system reforms and community capacity-building initiatives that benefit large numbers of children and families.
A complement to our existing programs and funding strategies, the Fellowship represents an important investment in the future of the human services field—and in the futures of our most vulnerable children
Enid Rey, who participated in the Fellowship in 2010 and today leads the Office of School Choice for Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut, shares her insights into the opportunities afforded participants of the prestigious program:
The Casey Fellows are members of a network who are committed to strengthening families, to building communities and to challenging and transforming systems. The network is designed to support relationships among the Fellows, to maximize the Fellowship experiences and to contribute significantly to sustained movements to improve outcomes for poor children, families and communities.