Where We Stand

Building a Learning Culture in a Social Services Organization

July 20th, 2017 by

By Nina Choudhary, Latavia Lee and Jill Lefkowitz | July 14, 2017   At  Graham Windham , a New York City-based child welfare agency, we have been developing a learning culture over time, an investment in improving our outcomes for children and families, while ensuring that we are able to adapt and innovate in the dynamic, evolving […]

Stick With Youth Beyond the Bounds of Care

June 23rd, 2017 by

Written by Bonnie Kornberg, Chief Performance Officer Graham Windham created the Graham SLAM program in 2014 to help youth navigate the difficult transition to adulthood and defy the odds facing young adults who have been in foster care. We knew anecdotally that too many of our youth were struggling after the foster care system stopped […]

Stick with Young People and Parents

April 3rd, 2017 by

At Graham Windham, we’ve learned that the best ideas come from our kids, families and team. Where there are good ideas here, the source is likely one of our youth, parent, foster parent or staff roundtables. (That is where we do our best thinking at Graham.) Where there are not-so-great ideas, those are probably mine […]

The Value of Being a Social Worker as the CEO of City’s Oldest Child Welfare Agency, Graham Windham

March 7th, 2017 by

On my very first day at the University of California Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, we gathered in a beautiful auditorium for an orientation session.  I was eager to get going and enthusiastic about learning new skills to make a contribution to the world.  It got real pretty quick when a dynamic speaker — whose […]

Testimony to General Welfare Committee of New York City Council Hearing on Preventive Services

December 14th, 2016 by

Jess Dannhauser, President and CEO, Graham Windham Chair Levin, Members of the General Welfare Committee, thank you for convening this important hearing regarding our City’s Preventive Services system. I am Jess Dannhauser, President and CEO of Graham Windham. We partner with the Administration of Children’s Services to serve 300 families in Preventive Services each year. As you know […]