Helping Atlanta's Community Leaders Achieve Results for Kids and Families

Posted February 13, 2013, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Atlanta Lead­ers for Results (ALR) is a 10-month lead­er­ship devel­op­ment pro­gram of the Foun­da­tion designed to devel­op lead­ers in the non­prof­it and pub­lic sec­tors in Atlanta. As the home of UPS, Atlanta is a spe­cial place to Casey. The Foun­da­tion has des­ig­nat­ed Atlanta and Bal­ti­more as civic sites, or places where the Foun­da­tion is mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant and sus­tained phil­an­thropic invest­ment. As part of that work, the Foun­da­tion is com­mit­ted to nur­tur­ing diverse, vision­ary lead­ers who can achieve bet­ter results for Atlanta’s chil­dren and families.

Par­tic­i­pants in ALR are sup­port­ed to devel­op the core com­pe­ten­cies that will equip them to make changes intend­ed to pro­duce results, from using data effec­tive­ly to col­lab­o­rat­ing with oth­ers and address­ing racial, class and cul­tur­al disparities.

Among the par­tic­i­pants in the first cohort of the pro­gram was Dono­van Lee-Sin, a pro­gram offi­cer with the local Arthur M. Blank Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion, whose port­fo­lio includes ear­ly child­hood and K – 12 edu­ca­tion. Lee-Sin says that par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ALR pro­gram pro­vid­ed him with real tools that I can apply not in the­o­ry but in prac­tice to my day-to-day work.” He adds that the results-based lead­er­ship approach of the pro­gram has helped focus his dis­cus­sions with the foundation’s grantees and oth­er part­ners more on results than on programs.”

The third cohort of ALR is sched­uled to launch in Sep­tem­ber 2014.

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