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About Barbara Hanson Langford

Barbara Hanson Langford has served in program, policy, and executive positions and led efforts to develop and deliver an array of technical assistance and training services on financing and sustaining initiatives serving children, families and communities. As the former Vice President for Tools, Technical Assistance and Training at The Finance Project, Langford was responsible for leading the organization's efforts to develop and deliver an array of technical assistance and training services on financing and sustaining initiatives serving children, families and communities. These projects included developing cost and fund mapping tools, as well as designing processes to help leaders develop financing and sustainability plans. She has authored numerous strategy briefs, guides, and toolkits on financing and sustainability issues in the fields of foster care, early care and education, youth development, and out-of-school time. Langford has extensive experience facilitating state and community-based planning processes for a variety of stakeholders, from community collaboratives, to state agency task forces, to foundation affinity groups. Langford holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Langford has held positions at Families USA, the Massachusetts State Women's Commission, and the US Department of Justice's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.

What We're Working On

Statewide Afterschool Networks:

Mainspring acts as the lead facilitator and manager for the C.S. Mott Foundation's Afterschool Technical Assistance Collaborative (ATAC), a partnership of national organizations that provide support to the foundation's 39 statewide afterschool networks.

 

 



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