Alameda County Social Services Agency
In Debut, Filmmaker Tells His Story of Success After Foster Care
From an early age, as Zimbabwe Davies played with his siblings in front of their house in the Ghost Town neighborhood of Oakland, Calif., he would often look up to see his mother in the doorway with her video camera rolling, jazz drifting from the stereo inside the house.
Fostering Connections to Financial Literacy
By Anna Maier When it comes to successfully implementing legislation, the devil is often in the details. That is why a Bay Area advocacy group is making sure that foster youth get the support entitled to them by the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB12.)
Nine Principles for Helping Homeless Youth
It’s hard enough growing up in the world even with a supportive family and plenty of access to resources. Can you imagine how difficult the journey must be for homeless and high-risk youth?
Changing waiting room culture, one book at a time
by Justin Pye A new partnership seeks to capitalize on the “dead time” in waiting rooms by engaging children and families in storytime. The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) and the Hayward and Oakland Public Libraries joined forces and created Read While You Wait to promote literacy and libraries by hosting family story time while customers wait for services.