Appointed as Narrative Strategy Specialist, Childrens' Defense Fund


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, English, University of Pittsburgh

Position Description

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is the only national, multi-issue advocacy organization working at the intersection of child well-being and racial justice by wielding the moral authority of programmatic proximity and community organizing to inform public policy. They serve and advocate for the largest, most diverse generation in America: the 74 million children and youth under the age of 18 and 30 million young adults under the age of 25, with particular attention to those living in poverty and communities of color. The Narrative Strategy Specialist will support CDF’s research and strategic communications efforts to elevate a new narrative framework for child well-being. They will contribute a new dimension to understanding child well-being by incorporating the perspectives of children, youth, parents, and caregivers on what makes children and youth thrive and what creates obstacles to thriving.