The Philadelphia Department of Human Services and the Stoneleigh Foundation announce the awarding of a Stoneleigh Fellowship to Kasey Thompson.
January 7th 2019, Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Stoneleigh Foundation are pleased to announce the awarding of a Stoneleigh Fellowship to conduct the Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Congregate Care Project. The Fellowship was recently awarded to Kasey Thompson.
The project will be led by DHS and will focus on identifying and developing solutions to systemic barriers that impact education for youth who are placed in congregate care. As a Stoneleigh Fellow, Thompson will work with researchers to analyze education challenges for youth currently in, or recently discharged from, a congregate care setting and to develop new strategies for youth returning from placement. Through this project, DHS will continue to work closely with its system partners, including the School District of Philadelphia, and Family Court.