Striving for Transformative Change at the Stuart Foundation details efforts to create permanent lifelong connections and educational opportunities for foster youth who are aging out of the child welfare system. The case study, researched and written by CEP Senior Research Writer Judith Ross, documents the Foundation’s strategies which are based on preliminary research, data, and input from experts, grantees, and beneficiaries.
In developing the initiatives highlighted in the case study, Stuart’s Child Welfare program launched small pilot programs that were expanded once they achieved success; worked to make systemwide changes; invested in data to inform the field and policymakers; and regularly assessed progress along the way, making strategic adjustments when needed. The Foundation has sought input from those on the ground — including grantees and foster youth — throughout the process of developing and refining its strategy.
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