After Her Own Experience in Foster Care, Maleeka Jihad Works to Keep Families Intact
After Maleeka Jihad, who goes by MJ, experienced the trauma of family separation in childhood, she decided to work to keep families intact.
In Pursuing Her Goals, Former Foster Youth Lands a Spot on the New Los Angeles Youth Commission
Former foster youth Amanda Hernández is on Los Angeles County's new Youth Commission, created in response to advocates’ calls for more youth involvement in public policies that impact them.
Foster Youth Congressional Interns Present Policy Fixes to U.S. Legislators
Eleven former foster youth gathered virtually on Tuesday to share with members of the U.S. Congress their ideas for improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who grow up in foster care and adoptive homes — an annual event producing cutting-edge policy ideas from those with lived experience.