Emerging Leader Fellowship

Marnie received both her Juris Doctorate and Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2012. She also earned a Masters in the Science of Teaching from Pace University while teaching middle school English in the Bronx through Teach for...
Steve Lainez received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the National Urban Fellows program at Baruch College in 2012. He also holds a M.A. in International Relations from the University of Indianapolis. As a National Urban...
A graduate of Georgetown University’s Law School, Kacey’s previous experience includes internships at the Jamaican Council for Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and other human rights organizations.  She...
Wanja Ogongi joined Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) as a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow. She worked with the Family Advocacy Unit within CLS to examine the high rate of children returning to foster care within one year of being reunified...
In these challenging fiscal times, policymakers want up-to-date information on how resources are being used to impact child outcomes. However, there is a lack of accessible and comprehensive data analysis that can be used to inform decision-making...
Earning her law degree at Howard University School of Law in May 2014, Ashley Sawyer’s academic and professional background includes work on a variety of social and political issues affecting vulnerable youth. Ashley’s commitment to the...
Kelly Siegel McGinnis joined Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) as a Stoneleigh Foundation Emerging Leader Fellow. Kelly worked with PCCY's education colleagues to help advance the implementation of Positive Behavioral...
Kira earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice in May 2014. Since September 2013, Kira has been placed at Wordsworth as a student intern. Her prior experiences...
Child abuse does not respect state lines, but investigating abuse can be obstructed by jurisdictional gaps.  The procedures and policies for accepting and investigating child abuse and neglect allegations vary from state to state.  As such...
Megan Stephens received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Temple University in 2013 and is on track to receive her Master's in Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security in 2014. Megan has a strong background working...