Williams joins the Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy

This article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “A new face.” More from this issue »

Candace Williams, M.S. ’08, M.S.W. (Loyola) ’09, joined Erikson as the director of family and community partnerships within the Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy.

Image: Candace Williams

Candace Williams

In this role, she will help communities develop and maintain supports and services for families whose children are facing developmental and educational challenges. Initially, she will focus her efforts on Chicago’s Altgeld and Austin neighborhoods.
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Most recently, Williams served as the director of special initiatives at Positive Parenting DuPage. Her experience also includes serving as an educational consultant for Chicago Public Schools and facilitating training programs for youth, families, and professionals who live and work in urban communities. From 2009 to 2011, she was an Illinois Early Childhood Fellow, a fellowship established to develop emerging leaders in the field of early care and education.