Transition Aged Foster Youth
Tipping Point Makes $30 Million Investment in Bay Area Foster Youth
A $30 million initiative to help thousands of transition-aged foster youth secure stable housing, pursue higher education and receive better services in the Bay Area is being launched by a San Francisco-based anti-poverty organization.
How A Nuisance Ordinance Could Threaten Housing for Current, Former Foster Youth
The Oakland City Council’s unanimous adoption of an amended Nuisance Eviction Ordinance (NEO) threatens the stability of some of our most vulnerable current and former foster youth, particularly those who have been or are currently victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
John Burton Foundation Update: Equity Funding & Financial Aid Barriers to Foster Youth
Every week, I work with my team at The John Burton Foundation to identify what we think are important developments in the field of child welfare and foster care. This week, two that caught my eye were equity funding for foster youth in community college and financial aid barriers for kinship youth.
The Gift of Giving
As a multimedia journalist for FMC, I remember a number of nights over the past two years I spent on my couch finishing a story for a deadline. One night I finished a story about Maurissa, who took a math class in community college over ten times and eventually attended grad school at Harvard.