California Youth Connection Welcomes Back a Familiar Face After Recent Turmoil
The California Youth Connection has announced Robin Allen as its new interim executive director, following a chaotic few weeks for the foster youth advocacy group that saw former director Haydee Cuza resign after laying off more than half of the organization’s staff in the middle of a global pandemic.
California Youth Connection Exec Resigns Days After Announcing Layoffs, Plans to Restructure
Haydée Cuza, who helped establish the California Youth Connection (CYC) advocacy group in 1988 and became its executive director in 2016, resigned Monday night, less than a week after she laid off most of her staff in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic.
California Youth Connection Abruptly Lays Off Most Staff to ‘Restructure’ Amid Pandemic
In an astounding response to the coronavirus pandemic that stunned the California child welfare field, one of the most vaunted foster youth advocacy organizations in the nation laid off most of its staff this week, the majority former foster youth.
Six Honored by Casey’s 2020 Excellence for Children Awards
The Seattle-based Casey Family Programs has awarded six people with an Excellence for Children Award, an honor given out each year by the foundation to recognize “exceptional work and advocacy for children and families impacted by the child welfare system.”
Top Stories of 2019: The Loss of a Lion in Child Welfare
We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2019. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from this past year.
Big Funders Pool $12.5 Million for Policy, Advocacy and Research
Some of America’s largest investors in social impact issues got together and mulled over the question: What do organizations involved in social impact work have the hardest time getting money to do?
Bill Grimm, Veteran Child Welfare Litigator, Honored by American Bar Association
Bill Grimm, who has helped lead reform-prompting litigation against several state and county child welfare systems, has been awarded the Mark Hardin Award by the American Bar Association Center on Children and The Law.
Amber Evans, a Rising Star in Juvenile Justice Advocacy, is Still Missing
Since 2015, Amber Evans has been a key face and driving force behind state and local juvenile justice reform in Ohio. That work was rewarded when the organization she worked for, the Juvenile Justice Coalition (JJC), put her in charge.
Top Stories of 2018: Inspiring Stories from the Frontlines
Each day for the next two weeks, we’ll count down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2018. In each, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage of this issue.
Youth Harness the Power of Media for Justice in New Mexico
Every Sunday evening, public radio listeners around northern New Mexico tune in to a one-hour talk radio broadcast covering current events around the globe. While a news talk show isn’t unusual for the average public radio station, this one is very special.