Meet Our Fellows

Foster America has launched two cohorts for a total of 20 fellows, working in nine states and counties nationwide.

Cohort 1

In October 2016, we launched our first cohort of fellows, who accepted full-time positions at the child welfare agencies serving New York City, Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA metro area), and Rhode Island.


Cohort 2

In January 2018, we launched a second cohort of 12 fellows in our original sites and six new jurisdictions, including in child welfare and early childhood agencies serving Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Minnesota, Missouri, Santa Clara County (CA) and Washington State.


In 2019 and beyond, Foster America will continue recruiting fellows with diverse skills and backgrounds to tackle major challenges in the child welfare field.

Within five years we expect to recruit 100 new leaders, who will serve in jurisdictions that reach more than 75 percent of children and families in the U.S. child welfare system.