Stephanie Perkowski

Policy Analyst

Stephanie Perkowski is a Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall. Perkowski works with state and local child welfare jurisdictions across the country to successfully build their capacity to identify and implement evidence-based improvement strategies designed to improve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children and families. Perkowski specializes in program design, project management, strategic communications, and large-scale implementation. Her interest areas include kinship and adoptive caregivers, migrant youth, pregnant and parenting teens, out-of-school time programming, and early childhood education.

Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Perkowski was the Implementation Specialist at YMCA of the USA, where she supported scaling, dissemination, and continuous quality improvement of positive youth development interventions across the nation. Perkowski began her career at Heartland Alliance, where she taught migrant youth, designed curriculum, and piloted trauma-informed programming.

Perkowski holds a Master of Arts in Social Work and a certificate in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Moody Bible Institute.

Master of Arts in Social Work, University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Moody Bible Institute

30 under 30 National Award, YMCA Emerging Leaders Resource Network, 2018

Jan Baum Memorial Scholar, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, 2017