From Foster Care to College: Bridging the Gap between Isolation and Inclusion

I went from being in a space with only Fosters to non-foster peers who had always had a stable home and family, writes Travis Matthews.


Top Stories of 2023: From Incarceration to College

A selection of The Imprint’s most impactful stories from the past year


Child Welfare Ideas From the Experts

Congressional intern Aoguzi Muhammet McDonald proposes a federal grant to pay tuition directly to colleges chosen by foster youth.


Fulfilling A Dream: Making College Accessible to Youth in Foster Care

New funding in Minnesota will help about 500 foster youth cover the cost of college tuition, fees, room and board and other living expenses. 


CA Budget Boosts Higher Education & Housing for Foster Youth

Despite a massive budget shortfall, California will increase spending on financial aid for foster youth attending California colleges, and offer more housing support to young adults who live in high-cost areas of the state and are aging out of the child welfare system.  

Virginia Governor Appoints Foster Care Watchdog


Virginia Law Aims to Guarantee Housing During School Breaks 

Proposed legislation in Virginia would require colleges and universities to provide free housing for foster care students during breaks.

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    Georgia Program for Students Who Face College Barriers Gets Cash Infusion


    Georgia Program for Students Who Face College Barriers Gets Cash Infusion

    Embark Georgia, an organization that improves college access and retention for students who have been in foster care or homeless, got $1.5 million.

    College Grant Program for Minnesota Foster Youth a Victim of its Own Success


    Former Foster Youth in California Colleges Will Receive Support After Age 26

    There's now no age cap on California's NextUp program, which helps former foster youth get through college, if they started school by age 26.


    Under a New Law, These Minnesota Foster Youth are College-Bound, Tuition-Free 

    A look at some of the Minnesota students headed to higher education thanks to a new law providing grants to cover their college costs.