Nominations and Application Open for 2025–2027 Casey Children and Family Fellowship

Posted June 17, 2024
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
A Black man converses with a Black woman in a business setting. As the man explains the woman listens intently.

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions and appli­ca­tions for the thir­teenth class of its sig­na­ture pro­gram: the Chil­dren and Fam­i­ly Fel­low­ship®. Now in its third decade, the inten­sive applied lead­er­ship cur­ricu­lum gives child- and fam­i­ly-serv­ing pro­fes­sion­als the con­fi­dence and com­pe­tence to lead major sys­tem reforms and com­mu­ni­ty change ini­tia­tives that get equi­table results.

Nom­i­na­tions must be sub­mit­ted no lat­er than Aug. 23, 2024. Nom­i­nees are then invit­ed to com­plete a full appli­ca­tion online, which must be sub­mit­ted by Sept. 13, 2024. Can­di­dates are also wel­come to apply direct­ly by the Sept. 13 dead­line with­out being nom­i­nat­ed. The 23-month Fel­low­ship will begin in April 2025 and end in March 2027.

The Foun­da­tion is look­ing for indi­vid­u­als with the fol­low­ing characteristics: 

  • a min­i­mum of 10 years of diverse pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence in the social sec­tor, with increas­ing lev­els of respon­si­bil­i­ty and author­i­ty serv­ing chil­dren and fam­i­lies (e.g., direc­tors, deputies, pro­gram man­agers, depart­ment heads and executives);
  • a strong record of achieve­ment and career advance­ment, with aspi­ra­tions for even high­er lev­els of influence;
  • a demon­strat­ed com­mit­ment to assist­ing com­mu­ni­ties — and impact­ing the sys­tems that serve them —& that have been under-resourced, reduc­ing racial dis­par­i­ties and man­ag­ing a diverse workforce;
  • A sophis­ti­cat­ed under­stand­ing of how race, eth­nic­i­ty, class, gen­der and lan­guage affect ser­vice deliv­ery, pol­i­cy, prac­tice, advo­ca­cy and lead­er­ship decisions;
  • a com­mit­ment to achiev­ing equi­table oppor­tu­ni­ties for all chil­dren, youth and their fam­i­lies — specif­i­cal­ly those fac­ing the biggest obsta­cles to well-being — while work­ing close­ly with those most affect­ed; and
  • an open­ness to self-reflec­tion, feed­back and learn­ing as part of per­son­al growth.

Learn more about the Fel­low­ship cri­te­ria and selec­tion process as well as with more about the Fel­low­ship expe­ri­ence, the cal­en­dar of exec­u­tive sem­i­nars and pro­files of Fel­lows from each cohort.

The Foun­da­tion will host a webi­nar about the Fel­low­ship and selec­tion process at 2 p.m. ET on Tues­day, July 92024.

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