Calculating the Hidden Cost of Interrupting a Career for Child Care
From a Center for American Progress press release, June 21, 2016: The child care affordability crisis in the United States can be summed up in two sentences. Sixty-five percent of children younger than age 5 have all co-habiting parents in the workforce.
Student Debt Forgiveness for Former Foster Youth
Everyone knows that the student loan debt crisis has gotten out of control in this country but not many people are aware of the impact this problem has on the most vulnerable population in our society.
The Politics of Permanency
Nobody can dispute the value to a child, whether in the foster care system or not, of having a permanent family. In my forty-something years of working within the child welfare system, the public policy shift to safety, wellbeing and permanency has been fantastic, absolutely in the best interest of kids within the system.
California Wellness Foundation Announces Changes to Its Priorities
On October 1, The California Wellness Foundation launched its new grant program, Advancing Wellness. The foundation went through a restructuring period and stopped accepting letters of interest last November. Not only are they currently accepting letters of interest on an ongoing basis, but they have streamlined the application process.
Complete Breakdown of OJJDP Grants from 2014
As the end of the federal fiscal year draws nigh, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has nearly completed its dispersion of grants for the year. As we did in fiscal 2013, Youth Services is ready with a breakdown of that funding.
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, Education Grants 2013
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation San Francisco, Calif. http://www.cehcf.org The Heller Foundation made the following education-related grants at the end of 2013: Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership (Alameda County Office of Education), Hayward, Calif.,
Walmart Foundation Funds College Access and Career Readiness Programs
Walmart Foundation Bentonville, Arkansas The Walmart Foundation has recently announced grants totaling $1.75 million to create more higher education and career opportunities for young black males. Grant recipients include the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the National Urban League (NUL).
East Harlem Tutorial Program Receives Donation of Historic Proportions
East Harlem Tutorial Program New York, N.Y. www.ehtp.org The East Harlem Tutorial Program, a New York City-based educational support organization, has received a $15 million donation to expand their services in the city.
Culinary Fundraiser Cooks Up Support for Renowned Advocacy Group
At the fourth annual Culinary Inspirations fundraiser this week, 17 current and former foster youths will be paired with area chefs to benefit the oldest youth-led child welfare advocacy organization in the country.