118716649A core element of SPARC is the State Leadership Initiative. While SPARC aims to augment child welfare advocacy efforts in all states, it is providing grants to six leading state child welfare advocacy organizations, and supporting these organizations with 1:1 technical assistance to further their respective advocacy efforts.  In addition, through the formation of a Leadership Initiative, SPARC is providing these advocacy organizations the opportunity to connect and network with one another.  Through peer-to-peer information exchanges, we hope the partners will be able to leverage knowledge, experiences, and strategies and deepen their capacity to achieve meaningful state child welfare policy gains.

Children First for Oregon
Children’s Action Alliance (AZ)
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

View Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children resources here.

Kentucky Youth Advocates
Advocates for Children and Youth (MD)
Voices for Children in Nebraska