Liam Spady currently serves as a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow at the National Network for Youth. In this role, he is working with Philadelphia’s advocacy and service provider communities to design and implement sustainable and authentic youth collaboration, and solutions that tackle youth homelessness.
Liam is an experienced policy advocate leading with lived expertise in large public systems and a commitment to mitigating childhood trauma and improving the lives of young people. Prior to his Fellowship, Liam worked as a Youth Housing Justice Training & Capacity-Building Associate at Youth Collaboratory, a national nonprofit providing technical assistance to youth services organizations focused on improving the safety and well-being of youth and young adults. Previously, he chaired the Young Adult Leadership Committee at Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services and served as a Youth Advocate at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Community Behavioral Health. He also strengthened his organizing and management skills as an Event Producer at Reading Terminal Market.
Liam holds an associate’s degree from the Community College of Philadelphia. He will earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public health from Temple University College of Public Health in 2023 and 2024, respectively.