The Stoneleigh Fellowship provides accomplished leaders with multiyear funding to transform systems that serve vulnerable youth.
Addressing the challenges facing our most vulnerable young people requires visionary leadership. It means bringing different systems together and advancing new ways of thinking about what is possible. That’s why we provide exceptional individuals with the time and space to undertake groundbreaking research, improve policies and practices, and fundamentally change how youth are served.
Stoneleigh Fellows come from many disciplines and professional backgrounds and work to advance change in youth-serving systems, such as juvenile justice, child welfare, education, and health. Our Fellows have included:
- Philadelphia’s former Deputy Police Commissioner who is expanding the city’s nationally recognized Police School Diversion Program to reduce youth arrest rates and prevent the collateral consequences of justice system involvement
- An attorney who worked within the School District of Philadelphia to create a comprehensive school safety strategy
- A researcher leading a five-year study on the health of young, child welfare-involved mothers and their children to identify strategies to break intergenerational cycles of abuse and neglect
- An emergency room doctor who replicated his hospital-based violence intervention model locally and nationally