This Week in Youth Services

A roundup of all the latest headlines, business news, opinion and analysis from The Chronicle of Social Change

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Business News

The Cleveland Foundation Turns 100 this year. Click here to read more about their centennial activities.

The Boston Foundation Approves $1.4 Million in Grants. Click here to read more.
The California Wellness Foundation Awards Nearly $8 million in Grants At The End of 2013. Click here to view grant recipients.
Learn more about the Compton Foundation and their grantmaking. Click here to view their funder profile.

News and Resources

Chronicle Editor-in-Chief John Kelly takes a look back at some of 2013’s major national themes and headlines in juvenile justice and child welfare

Q&A: Janet Knipe of Foster Youth in Action talks about her organization’s effort to training foster youth advocates on the Affordable Care Act

The wait continues in one of America’s largest child welfare systems for a blue ribbon commission’s recommendations on reform 

An East Harlem tutoring program received a donation of historical proportions

Opinion & Analysis

Former foster youth Michael Place writes eloquently on his experience with over-medication in foster care.

From Chronicle Publisher Daniel Heimpel: Youth-led advocacy is the true heir of the social justice movements of the 1960s.

“Perhaps” is too much a part of our current child welfare system, writes Toni Heineman

Youth Services Insider: The latest in the bipartisan efforts to pass adoption incentives and foster care tweaks

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