Fifteen leaders from the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors will participate in the twenty-one-month executive leadership program, which is focused on improving individual skill sets and encouraging fellows to work toward measurable outcomes in their agencies, organizations, and communities. Hailing from nine states, the eleven women and four men will work to ensure that youth between the ages of 14 and 24 have the connections to school, work, and family they need to achieve success.
Since the program's inception in 1993, a hundred and twenty-five fellows have been selected to participate and most remain connected through the Casey Family Alumni Network. The latest class of fellows includes Regina Cannon, SPARC director and chief equity and impact officer at the Center for Social Innovation in Needham, Massachusetts; Sarah Jonas, deputy executive director in the Office of Community Schools within the New York City Department of Education; and Iris Zuniga, executive vice president of the Youth Policy Institute in Los Angeles.
"The members of our newest class are high-energy leaders who dream big and continually strive to remove obstacles for kids and families," said Casey Foundation president and CEO Lisa Hamilton. "They are passionate about making a positive difference and eager to apply the fellowship’s tools and resources to achieve even greater results."
For a complete list of this year's Children and Family Fellows, see the Annie E. Casey Foundation website.