Conference Mines Strategies to Support the Educational Success of Foster Youth in College
Recognition that youth who have experienced foster care are far less likely than their peers to graduate from college has spurred growing efforts in educational institutions and child welfare organizations to find ways to improve their odds.
#HackFosterCareLA Brings Tech Lens to Country’s Largest Foster Care System
This weekend, over 200 people gathered at Fullscreen Media in Playa Vista for #HackFosterCareLA – Los Angeles’ iteration of the hackathon events that have been taking place across the country since last May at the White House.
Calif. Partnership Hopes to “Nudge” Foster Youth Toward Diplomas
At two California colleges, students who have spent time in foster care are getting words of encouragement from their most trusted companion: a cell phone. Advocates for California foster youth have partnered with a company that specializes in helping keep students on the path toward a diploma using text messages.