Visionary Director Molly McGrath Tierneyand her committed staff were charged with improving the performance of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS). First exposed to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's approach to leadership development in 2001 when she was selected as a Casey Children and Family Fellow, McGrath sought leadership development for her senior staff to gain the skills needed to improve the agency's results.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation developed a comprehensive portfolio of programs to give leaders - like McGrath - the skills and tools they need to move from "talk" to "action" when it comes to improving outcomes for children and families. The key: results-based leadership programs. Participants are able to work on real issues in real time, build collaborative relationships and hone their ability to use data to develop action plans and measure progress.