In the Red: Film Captures the Power of Second Chances
In the opening scene, the camera pans across a city skyline at night, sirens wailing in the distance, as firefighter Wellington Jackson asks, “Who hasn’t made a mistake? Are you going to tell me that everybody that goes to prison or is in juvenile hall doesn’t deserve a second chance?”
Supporting Families Gets Kids to School: San Francisco’s Truancy Action Partnership
The young woman, mother of a first grader, enters the conference room at San Francisco’s Bret Harte Elementary School with a big smile, excited to show the group at the table her appointment card for an upcoming doctor’s visit.
The Foster Youth Museum: Curating Loss and Transformation
The Foster Youth Museum, eight years in the making, had a resoundingly successful gallery show at Warehouse 416 in Oakland last month. Over two thousand people visited the exhibit, “Lost Childhoods,” a curated collection of art and artifacts donated by former foster youth that, in the words of museum co-director Jamie Lee Evans, are “the stories no one else will tell.”