Kasey Thompson, MS

Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Congregate Care

Kasey Thompson is a Program Officer at the Philadelphia Foundation. She previously served as a Stoneleigh Fellow with Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services. In this role, she focused on developing solutions to systemic barriers that impact educational progress for youth who are placed in congregate care.

Kasey has dedicated her career to strengthening “cradle-to-career” supports for Philadelphia youth. Before her Fellowship, Kasey worked as a consultant supporting organizational capacity-building and program development. She is active in advancing trauma-informed approaches and was lead author for the Trauma-Informed Philanthropy publication released by Scattergood Foundation and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in March 2018. Her previous experience includes the development of strategic investment approaches at the Lenfest Foundation and at United Way, where she also created a training and quality improvement system for older youth programs. Kasey began her career at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, where she built a school-based Family Resource Center and redesigned training and peer supports for parents with children in foster care.

Kasey holds a bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Springfield College.

Stoneleigh Fellow


Philadelphia Department of Human Services

Current Position

Program Officer
Philadelphia Foundation


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