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.
California Youth Connection Turns 30: Three Decades of Foster Youth Leading the Way
Three decades ago, a group of foster youth who wanted to drive like average teenagers came together to fight for the right to obtain driver’s licenses. When these teens founded California Youth Connection in 1988, it was the only foster care advocacy organization led by youth themselves.