Nominate a Champion

2024 ReEnvisioning Foster Care Champion Nominations are now open!

Do you know someone changing child welfare?

Recognizing ReEnvisioning Foster Care Champions is part of the Treehouse Foundation’s ongoing effort to honor lived-experience leaders. By amplifying their voices, we advocate for their inclusion in child welfare, public policy, non-profit, and legislative decision-making.

Nominations are open until the last Friday in June each year and 10 new Champions are named at the national conference in November. Self-nominations or nominations by colleagues are welcome.

Nominees are reviewed for:


Creating a more just and humane child welfare system that focuses on improving outcomes and well-being for children and families.


Generating reforms that promote the inclusion of foster care alums in decision-making roles.


Inspiring widespread investment in foster care innovation.


Promoting lived-experience leadership to accelerate the transformation of child welfare.


Scaling innovations in child welfare and foster care.

Award Highlights

• Press releases and social media features highlighting the awardee’s accomplishments
• Inclusion in our website’s directory of Champions including the awardee’s bio, publications, LinkedIn link, focus, and location
• Recognition at the ReEnvisioning Foster Care National Conference in November
• An invitation to showcase the awardee’s accomplishments through our Innovate! podcast

Deadline for submission for 2024 Champions is Friday, June 28th.

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