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NBCDI Announced as a Recipient of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Inaugural Child Well-Being Leadership Grant

New York, April 23, 2019 – The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) today announced the five inaugural recipients of Child Well-Being Leadership Development grants, which support programs that help racially and ethnically diverse mid- and senior-level researchers, policymakers and practitioners become transformative leaders who can make sustained improvements in the well-being of vulnerable children and families in the U.S.

The National Black Child Development Institute is honored to be among the awardees announced. NBCDI will receive a grant of $800,000 over two and a half years to support core programming and launch the NBCDI Fellowship Program, which aims to increase the number of Black policy professionals in executive-level roles in child and family policy.

“Effective and diverse social sector leadership is critical for ending intergenerational cycles of poverty and persistently inequitable outcomes for families and children,” said Lola Adedokun, program director for child well-being at DDCF. “We are excited to support a new set of leaders as they innovate and implement approaches to tackling the complex, systemic issues that unduly burden U.S. communities contending with vast health and economic disparities.”

NBCDI Fellows will be announced this spring. Click here to read the full grant announcement from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.