Helping Atlanta’s Community Leaders Achieve Results for Kids and Families

Posted February 12, 2013, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Atlanta Leaders for Results (ALR) is a 10-month leadership development program of the Foundation designed to develop leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors in Atlanta. As the home of UPS, Atlanta is a special place to Casey. The Foundation has designated Atlanta and Baltimore as civic sites, or places where the Foundation is making a significant and sustained philanthropic investment. As part of that work, the Foundation is committed to nurturing diverse, visionary leaders who can achieve better results for Atlanta’s children and families.

Participants in ALR are supported to develop the core competencies that will equip them to make changes intended to produce results, from using data effectively to collaborating with others and addressing racial, class and cultural disparities.

Among the participants in the first cohort of the program was Donovan Lee-Sin, a program officer with the local Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, whose portfolio includes early childhood and K–12 education. Lee-Sin says that participating in the ALR program provided him with “real tools that I can apply not in theory but in practice to my day-to-day work.” He adds that the results-based leadership approach of the program has helped focus his discussions with the foundation’s grantees and other partners “more on results than on programs.”

The third cohort of ALR is scheduled to launch in September 2014.