Deborah Stein has more than 30 years of experience in policy analysis and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable children. In April 2015, Debbie became the first Network Director for the Partnership for America’s Children, a network of 50+ state and local independent, multi-issue, child advocacy organizations. The Partnership strengthens, connects, and inspires its members so that they can better improve the lives of children in their communities and across the country.
Debbie most recently spent nine years at the Hatcher Group, where she was Vice-President for Policy. Her work there included developing much of the content for the Casey Foundation’s Advocacy Learning Lab (ALL), writing and editing policy reports , providing strategic communications services and training child advocates in strategic communications, leading Tax Credits for Working Families, helping launch Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, advocating for better state level data for children, and developing messaging for a wide range of clients.
Before the Hatcher Group, she worked for nine years with Voices for America’s Children, where she led the organization’s state and federal policy work and led peer-to-peer advocacy trainings for a national network of child advocates to enable them to be more effective. Her responsibilities included issues such as welfare reform, early care and education, foster care and preventive services, child health, and family economic stability. Debbie previously worked for the Food Research and Action Center and for several national legal services organizations. She spent six years at Brooklyn Legal Services, where she represented indigent clients in housing matters and in obtaining public assistance. She was co-president of the New York City Legal Services union local. A cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Debbie has a law degree from New York University.
Jasmine joined the Partnership for America's Children in May of 2019. She is committed to advancing data-driven policies that support the holistic development of children and families. She has had experience within non-profit organizations, such as Save the Children and America Reads*America Counts, as well as within national and state-level political organizations. Jasmine is passionate about contributing to the healthy development of young children by supporting the Partnership's national network of child advocacy organizations.
Jasmine has a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy. She is an alumna of the University of Maryland, College Park where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics.
Caleb interned with the Partnership for America's Children in 2018 and 2019 before joining the staff as an administrative assistant in October 2020. In his young career, he has dedicated himself to the advancement of children and families in a plethora of ways. In his hometown of River Edge, New Jersey, Caleb serves as an elected school board member where he has overseen the implementation of new mental health, social-emotional, and equity/diversity goals for the district. He was first elected to the River Edge Board of Education at the age of eighteen and was among the youngest elected School Board Presidents ever in the State of New Jersey upon his election to the post at the age of twenty. With the Partnership, Caleb enjoys his involvement with the Count All Kids campaign where he has written blogs and worked on getting as many children counted in the 2020 Census as possible. Caleb loves supporting the Partnership's dedicated network of child advocates and takes delight in finding new and exciting ways to highlight member successes.
Caleb has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minors in Public Policy and Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he served as the student government president. He is currently studying to get his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Open Position - Director of Finance and Operations
The Director of Finance and Operations will serve a critical leadership role, reporting to the CEO and working with the staff and Board of Directors to manage finances, human resources, administration, and IT, and will work with Paychex for payroll, a contract for IT services, and a full-service public accounting firm for bookkeeping and internal financial reports.
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Open Position - Senior Policy Manager for Child Welfare
The Partnership for America’s Children is seeking a Senior Policy Manager to support a nonpartisan network of state-based child welfare advocates. The Partnership is a membership network of nonpartisan child policy advocacy organizations that represent children and their needs at the local, state, and national level within and across states. The Partnership coordinates the State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center network, known as SPARC. SPARC was created in 2012 with funding from The Annie E. Casey Foundation to strengthen this network working to achieve reforms to prevent child abuse and neglect and to connect all children with safe and permanent homes. The SPARC network includes multi-issue child advocacy organizations, legal advocates, and organizations focused on children and parents in child welfare systems. The Partnership connects its members to peer expertise and national resources and facilitates interstate collaborations to deepen the level of impact of child advocacy within and across states. It serves the same function for SPARC members.
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