Apply for Atlanta-based Leadership Program to Improve Third-Grade Reading

Posted June 5, 2017
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Photo credit: Jason Miczek for the Casey Foundation

The Casey Foun­da­tion is seek­ing can­di­dates in child- and fam­i­ly-serv­ing fields in the Atlanta area for an inten­sive pro­gram to pre­pare lead­ers to boost third-grade read­ing pro­fi­cien­cy. This results-based lead­er­ship devel­op­ment pro­gram is part of the Foundation’s long-stand­ing com­mit­ment to pro­mot­ing high-qual­i­ty ear­ly child­hood edu­ca­tion and child devel­op­ment in a set of neigh­bor­hoods in the south­west cor­ner of Atlanta called Neigh­bor­hood Plan­ning Unit V (NPU‑V), which includes Adair Park, Mechan­icsville, Peo­plestown, Pitts­burgh, Sum­mer­hill and Capi­tol Gateway.

Com­plete the appli­ca­tion process

This Atlanta-based pro­gram will equip edu­ca­tors with the lead­er­ship tools and skills they need so that more chil­dren in NPU‑V meet devel­op­men­tal mile­stones and read pro­fi­cient­ly by the third grade. Par­tic­i­pants will strength­en their abil­i­ties to lever­age data, part­ner­ships, per­son­al pow­er and orga­ni­za­tion­al author­i­ty in ways that lead to demon­stra­ble progress on third-grade read­ing in NPU‑V by the end of the 20182019 school year.

Based on the Foundation’s sig­na­ture results-based lead­er­ship approach, the Atlanta Results Count Lead­er­ship Pro­gram is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for each par­tic­i­pant to gain the con­fi­dence and com­pe­tence to col­lab­o­rate and lead major sys­tem reforms and com­mu­ni­ty change ini­tia­tives that get results.

To apply for the pro­gram, can­di­dates must com­plete a full appli­ca­tion online by 5 p.m. EST, Fri­day, July 14, 2017. The 13-month lead­er­ship pro­gram will begin in Decem­ber 2017.

We are look­ing for indi­vid­u­als who:

  • are in a role with suf­fi­cient author­i­ty to con­tribute to third-grade read­ing pro­fi­cien­cy in neigh­bor­hoods with high con­cen­tra­tions of pover­ty in NPU‑V in Atlanta and beyond;
  • demon­strate a keen under­stand­ing, pas­sion and com­mit­ment for advanc­ing results for chil­dren and families;
  • are com­mit­ted to pre­pare for, attend and active­ly par­tic­i­pate in all pro­gram activ­i­ties from Decem­ber 2017 through Decem­ber 2018, which will be held in the metro Atlanta area; and
  • have an expres­sion of sup­port from their orga­ni­za­tion­al lead­er­ship (such as a prin­ci­pal, exec­u­tive direc­tor, board chair or agency lead) to par­tic­i­pate in the program.

Learn more about the Atlanta Results Count Lead­er­ship Program

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