Putting Children First: Summer Fellowship Program in Child and Family Policy*
*Please note that the Putting Children First program is not being offered at this time.
Teachers College students focusing on education policy studies can participate in TC Policy Connections, an exciting new internship program that links current Teachers College policy students with internship opportunities at leading policy related organizations. For more information on TC Policy Connections, please click here.
HANDS-ON TRAINING PROGRAM
Putting Children First provides an opportunity for doctoral students to link their academic learning with their interests in social policy. Fellows spend eight weeks in New York City and learn first hand the policy formation and implementation process by working in a City, State or international agency on a policy relevant project. Fellowships are usually from early June through the end of July.
Fellows meet at the National Center for Children and Families, at Teachers College, for two types of weekly seminars:
- Leading policy scientists and practitioners present weekly lectures that provide a link between an academic and research perspective on policy issues on the national, state and local levels.
- A weekly discussion and study group on social policy issues, which provides fellows opportunities to work on joint projects and learn from each other.
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN POLICY MAKERS AND POLICY SCIENTISTS
Putting Children First is a way of increasing communication between policy makers and the academic community. The Fellowship program provides a working relationship between Fellows, The National Center for Children and Families and city, state, international and non-profit agencies. The program was developed in cooperation with the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and the Society for Research in Adolescence (SRA).
Fellows each receive $4100 for living expenses and travel. Information about University housing is available.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The National Center For Children And Families
The goal of NCCF under the direction of Co-Directors Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Sharon Lynn Kagan, is to promote high-quality, policy relevant and interdisciplinary research on the development of children and families, to train young scholars and policy analysts, to provide information to those working directly with children and families, and to take a leadership role in national and state policy on children and families.
Past Seminar Series Speakers
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn , Teachers College, Columbia University
Sharon Lynn Kagan, Teachers College, Columbia University
John Goering, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College
Katherine Lobach, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center
Carol Sanger, Columbia University Law School
Robert Lieberman, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University
Lawrence Gianinno, William T. Grant Foundation
Jeffrey Fagan, School of Public Health, Columbia University
Robert Granger, Manpower Demonstration Research Corp.
Ellen Galinsky, Families & Work Institute
Lonnie Sherrod & Karen Hein, William T. Grant Foundation
Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President
Nicholas Scopetta, Administration for Children's Services
Ruby Takanishi, Foundation for Child Development
Aurora Jackson, School of Social Work, Columbia University
Diane Hughes, New York University
Michael Levine, Carnegie Corporation of NYC
Ester Fuchs, Barnard College, Columbia University
Lawrence Steinberg, Temple University
Child Welfare Administration
Children's Defense Fund
Community Food Resource Center
Department of Juvenile Justice
Homes for the Homeless
Mayor's Office for Children and Families -- Agenda for Children Tomorrow
NYC Board of Education: Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment
Office of Employment Services -- Project BEGIN
National Center for Schools and Communities
New York City Department of Probation
Foundation for Child Development
Association to Benefit Children
Citizen's Committee for Children of New York City
Montefiore Medical Center
New York Youth at Risk
I Have a Dream Foundation
The City Project
New York Department of Youth and Community Development
Administration for Children's Services
Office of Congressman Charles B. Rangel
Office of U.S. Senator Hillary R. Clinton
Putting Children First Is Funded By
The William T. Grant Foundation
Additional Support Provided By
The Foundation for Child Development