For 20 years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has been helping people develop the skills, behaviors and relationships to lead organizations and public systems toward lasting improvements in child and family well-being. In this report, Casey tells the story of its results-based approach to leadership development and its impact in communities; shares tools and resources others can use to further their work; and discusses opportunities for greater impact in the future.
The Foundation’s leadership development work targets diverse leaders from the middle to top of organizations.
Findings & Stats
The Children and Family Fellowship has become Casey’s signature leadership development initiative.
By design, Leadership in Action (LAP) builds upon the good work already happening in a community.
Maryland children entering kindergarten fully ready to learn increased from 49% to 82% as a result of the first LAP collaborative started in 2001.
Statements & Quotations
Results-based leadership equips people with the skills, the tools and the collaborative mindset they need to make a real and measurable difference for children and families.
– Patrick McCarthy, president and chief executive officer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Evaluation research recently conducted by the University of Maryland suggests that one program Casey has employed to deliver this results-based approach to leaders, the Leadership in Action Program (LAP), has been highly successful.
Subscribe to our newsletter to get our data, reports and news in your inbox.