University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice
Foster Youth Advocate to Change the System that Raised Them
Over 10 years starting in 2000, Jasmine, now 23, moved through three foster homes, two group homes, five high schools, and eventually aged out of the foster care system. Jasmine is an alumni of Youth Fostering Change, an engagement program at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia.
GIS and Child Welfare: A Map Is Worth More Than a Thousand Words
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are well utilized in politics, city planning, environmental science, landscape architecture, business and public health. Increasingly, GIS is being utilized to better assess, understand and respond to various social challenges such as food deserts, housing instability and other social needs.