BECOME A CHILDREN'S CORPS PARTNER
Launched in 2010, Children’s Corps is a unique program strengthening and enhancing the child welfare system through its comprehensive approach of:
1) strategic recruitment and selection;
2) intensive pre-service training; and,
3) ongoing, support to its members and partner agencies.
Children’s Corps members make a two-year commitment in order to provide stability and continuity to the families they serve. The child welfare agency in turn provides a full salary, benefits, and job security. Children’s Corps greatly increases children and families’ chances for success by infusing the system with professionals who are dedicated, consistent, and well trained.
Children’s Corps retention rates are consistently higher then the local child welfare system and improving each year.
Any given year, Children’s Corps has between 65-80 members serving and impacting the lives of over 1,000 children in New York City. Children’s Corp members are strong, creative and dedicated advocates who strive to ensure safety, well-being and permanency solutions for children involved in the child welfare system.
We constantly collect data to assess the members’ experiences and needs. This information is used to inform the program on how to customize training and support. Children’s Corps also uses this information to provide feedback to individual agencies and the larger system about frontline workforce patterns and conditions. Program staff meet with agency administrators and managers at least once a year to share feedback, which has been valuable in supporting overall workforce development.
GROWTH & EXPANSION
Children’s Corps constantly looks for places to grow and improve in order to best serve the needs of the child welfare system. The program seeks to work with more agencies and expand to other sites nationally in order to increase the impact of positive outcomes for families involved in child welfare.
If you are interested in learning more or becoming a partner, please reach out to via our Contact Us page.