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California, New York Bet on Foster Youth to Succeed in College
During a packed conference luncheon in Los Angeles on Tuesday, California Community College Chancellor Brice Harris accepted an award from a consortium of foundations, advocacy groups and college-based service centers for foster youth.
Foster Care through College Pipeline on Display
On Tuesday, California College Pathways — a consortium of charitable foundations, policy advocacy groups and college-based service centers for foster youth — will host its annual Blueprint conference in Los Angeles.
Going Out of County to College, Support Gets Lost in the Shuffle
I was 17 years old when I graduated high school and went away to college.
There were several reasons I wanted to move to a new county. I had a desirable scholarship package at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), which has a great acting program.
Leveraging the Power of Caring Adults in the Lives of Foster Youth: How Relationships Can Change Lives
By Johanna Greeson
A bleak portrait continues to emerge for youth who age out of foster care without connections to caring adults and with inadequate independent living skills.
The field of child welfare has yet to develop an effective response to this problem.
Survey Gives Glimpse into Transition from Foster Care to Independence
Foster youth approach the age of 18 with serious health and socioeconomic risk factors, but do so with optimism and a sense of support, according to the baseline findings from a five-year study on California youths released late last week.
The Real Cost of College: Time & Credits to Degree at California Community Colleges and California State University
This report focuses specifically on the hidden and unspoken costs of college, and the communities that are placed at a disadvantage.The report specifically talks about the longer students are enrolled in college, the more they will pay for tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and other education-related expenses, and the loss of time results in loss of overall money and wages.
Cutting Violence and Cutting Prison Costs in Maine: Accessing Available Federal Funds to Provide Essential Health Care
This position paper from the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids organization, a nonpartisan anti-crime organization made up of more than 5,000 law enforcement leaders and crime survivors, including more than 125 in Maine, discusses the link between a lack of social services and crime.
The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care: Trauma-Informed Community Initiative of WNY (TICI)
ITTIC produces directorship and bureaucratic support to the Trauma-Informed Community Initiative of WNY (TICI). The operation of TICI is to lead and assist organizations, individuals, and communities through the mobilization of resources in education, prevention, and response to enforce new methods and systems to reduce the growing public problem of trauma related matters.
A Social Justice Movement that Actually Moves
On Monday January 6th, the California Youth Connection and Foster Youth in Action, both foster youth-led advocacy organizations, shared early findings from a multi-state study they had conducted on the effects of their brand of leadership training.
Update on SF City College’s Guardian Scholars Program
by Justin Pye
In July, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges announced that the City College of San Francisco’s (CCSF) accreditation would be revoked in July 2014. The nearly 80-year-old institution serves more than 85,000 students, among them a group of current and former foster youth supported by the Guardian Scholars Program.