Bring together leaders from varied professional backgrounds, geographic regions and racial and ethnic groups that form a powerful learning community.
Provide those who participate in our programs, called Fellows, with a series of professional development opportunities, including executive seminars, peer consultations and individual coaching.
Hone the skills of participants in making data-driven decisions; developing effective strategies; understanding systems; leading through complexity and ambiguity; and collaborating.
Offer 10 four- to five-day seminars that build the competencies of Fellows to achieve results and equitable opportunities for kids and families. The seminars help advance the Fellows chosen project, provide an opportunity to explore leadership challenges and introduce them to leaders and organizations who are producing measurable results for children and families.
Children and Family Fellows are working in leadership positions serving children and families in communities around the country, and continue collaboration through the Children and Family Fellows Network.
The Foundation’s $2.2 million direct investment in Fellowship mini-grants has yielded impressive returns, including $29.3 million in additional funds leveraged and critical changes to government systems and operations in 11 states or municipalities.
Since launching in 1993, 10 cohorts have participated in the Children and Family Fellowship. Learn more about the leaders who participated in each class.