2016 was a significant year in the growth and evolution of Foster America. What was once the kernel of an idea to bring fresh thinking and new energy to the child welfare system is now being tested for the first time. We are proud to share highlights of what we've accomplished and our goals for what comes next.
Foster America's first cohort of fellows will convene in Cambridge, MA on December 7-9 to engage in peer consultations and participate in skills-based workshops. Missouri child welfare director Tim Decker will deliver a keynote address. We are grateful to our trainers and facilitators: Katya Fels Smith, Founder and CEO of Full Frame Initiative; Casey Family Programs; Allison Wyatt, Human Capital and Executive Search Partner at Edgility Consulting; Foster Forward; the Government Performance Lab; and McKinsey & Co. Stay tuned for updates!