New Bill Would Incentivize Hiring of Current, Former Foster Youth
A House bill introduced today would provide tax credits of up to $2,400 to employers who hire current and former foster youth between the ages of 18 and 27. The Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act would for the first time include foster youth as an eligible category under the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which incentivizes the hiring of certain groups who struggle with barriers to employment.
Bridging the Digital Divide to Help Youth Succeed After Foster Care
According to a study released today by nonprofit organizations iFoster and Foster Care Counts, a researcher at the University of Southern California found that access to a personal computer positively impacts the lives of youth in foster care.
iFoster Partners with Raley’s to Create Employment Pipeline for Foster Youth
iFoster, a non-profit organization that provides resources and opportunities to foster youth, partnered with the California-based supermarket chain Raley’s earlier this year to give children in foster care the opportunity for employment at its stores.