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.

In Leaders for a Lifetime, read about the history of the Fellowship and what Fellows say about their experience.

Collaborative grants support Fellows around the country in working together.

Read how a Casey Fellow used results-based leadership to reduce the number of kids in Baltimore’s foster care system.

Since launching in 1993, 10 cohorts have participated in the Children and Family Fellowship. Learn more about the leaders who participated in each class.

From the Blog

A happy family with a child at the center

New Infographic Offers a Glimpse at Casey’s 2017 Accomplishments

A new infographic offers a glimpse into some of these accomplishments from the Foundation’s 2017 investments. 2017 Making a Difference offers selected data points under the Foundation’s four strategy areas: family, opportunity, community and strategies for scale.

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Two public sector leaders in the Seattle are working to make homelessness rare and brief by applying leadership skills and tools they gleaned from the Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship®.

Hear from Our Fellows

video: rethinking foster care

Molly McGrath Tierney, a former Casey Fellow and social services leader in Baltimore, talks about her efforts to transform the city's child welfare system.

video: transformative leadership

For 20 years, the Children and Family Fellowship has been a dynamic force in public systems and communities around the country. This is its story.

video: opportunities to lead

Enid Rey, director of the Office of School Choice for Hartford, Connecticut, Public Schools, discusses the opportunities available to Fellowship participants.