Youth Advocate Program
Changing the Education Narrative for Foster Youth in L.A. County
The Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) is a place-based community development corporation in the Vernon-Central community of South Los Angeles and is launching a new program to improve educational attainment among current and former foster youth.
After Spending the Most Precious Years of My Life as a Foster Child, I Am Now Changing the System
Surrounded by the effects of poverty in the heart of East Oakland, Calif., I arrived in 1989 as the fourth of my mother’s eight children. We lived without access to the resources critical for survival due to my father’s incarceration in a Louisiana state prison, where he has been serving a life sentence for the past 25 years.