Foundation Welcomes First Class of Rising Leaders for Results Fellows
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has selected 14 emerging leaders for the inaugural class of its Rising Leaders for Results Fellowship. The cohort — which ranges in age from 24 to 31 and represents the public, nonprofit and for-profit sectors — will use the Fellowship term to work within their organizations and communities toward specific, measurable improvements for young people and families.
“We are excited to welcome these talented young leaders and hope they will develop close connections with the Foundation,” says Lisa Hamilton, president and CEO of the Casey Foundation.“Already, they are advocating for and supporting neighborhoods and communities where needs are the greatest and resources are few.”
The 2023 Rising Leaders for Results Fellows
Founding Member, Riverside Collective
Director, Operations, The Literacy Lab
Policy Analyst, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
Providence, Rhode Island
Research Associate, Urban Institute
Project Manager, Coaching, StriveTogether
Senior Policy Research Associate, First 5 Center for Children’s Policy
Director, Curriculum and Training, Beloved Community
New Orleans, Louisiana
Director, Civic Engagement and Advocacy, Jumpstart for Young Children
New York, New York
Policy Analyst, Every Texan
Managing Director, Operations, Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium
Assistant Director, Education and Outreach, National Center on Restorative Justice at Vermont Law School
Youth Justice Policy Director, Texas Center for Justice & Equity
National Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Senior Consultant, Maddy Day, LLC and Associates
What Is the Rising Leaders for Results Fellowship?
The Rising Leaders for Results Fellowship is a 21-month, multi-session program that provides several opportunities for novice leaders to accelerate their impact now and over the arc of their careers by:
- sharpening and deepening their leadership skills;
- expanding their horizons;
- advocating for themselves; and
- growing their networks.
“Through the Fellowship, the young leaders will deepen their skills and capacity to ignite action with others to advance and achieve equitable outcomes,” says Leslie Boissiere, vice president of external affairs at the Foundation, who oversees the Fellowship as part of a portfolio of results-based leadership development initiatives.
The Fellows will attend the first seminar in January 2024.