West Virginia College for Current, Former Foster Youths to Open in 2018

After several years of planning, a nonprofit child welfare service provider is preparing to launch the nation’s first-ever college for foster youth. KVC Health Systems plans to open its yet-to-be-named campus in January 2018 in Montgomery, West Virginia.


$2.5 Million from Hilton for Transition-Aged New York Youth

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded The City University of New York (CUNY) with a $2.5 million grant to serve transition aged foster youth who are interested in pursuing an associate’s degree within the City system.


The Perfect College Support System for Foster Youth

Last week, The Imprint summarized a report on improving the post-secondary education outcomes of students who are foster youth or aged out of foster care. Interestingly, the report led with a list of promising local programs from around the country, followed by sections identifying challenges for such youth and policy recommendations to help address those challenges.


Dept. of Education Funds Child Care for Students at

The Department of Education has funded child care programs for students at 58 colleges and universities, surely a potential source of support for parenting foster youths and former foster youths. Following is a list of the colleges, their locations and the amount awarded: AR Mena Rich Mountain Community College $20,064 AZ Mesa Mesa Community College $56,160 AZ Phoenix Phoenix College $60,302 CA Arcata Humboldt State University $168,040 CA San Bernardino University of Southern California/ San Bernardino $307,838 CA Eureka Redwoods Community College District $97,588 CA Long Beach California State University/ Long Beach $137,502 CA Santa Ana Santa Ana College $132,827 CA Santa Maria Allan Hancock College $99,714 CA Salinas Hartnell Community College District $117,217 CA Pittsburg Los Medanos College $100,309 CO Lakewood Red Rocks Community College $117,945 FL Pensacola University of West Florida $153,000 FL Miami Miami Dade College $170,590 HI Honolulu University of Hawaii $186,011 IL Grayslake College of Lake County $125,055 IL Chicago Heights Prairie State College $100,227 KS El Dorado Butler County Community College $95,579 KS Manhattan Kansas State University $104,539 MA Gardner Mount Wachusett Community College $79,347 MD Baltimore Baltimore City Community College $168,669 MI Detroit Wayne State University $322,159 MI Ann Arbor University of Michigan $132,564 MI Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Community College $99,425 MI Big Rapids Ferris State University $108,407 MI Flint Mott Community College $77,061 MI Lansing Lansing Community College $331,870 MN Winona Winona State University $86,266 MN Minneapolis Minneapolis Community and Technical College $215,802 MO St.


For Foster Youths at Calif. Universities, Procedural Snags Delay Crucial Chafee Benefits

Federal dollars meant to assist California foster youth with college are being held up by an unsigned agreement between two state agencies, leaving financially strapped students with a $2,500 hole as they returned to classes this month.