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Foster Care Firewalls and Race-Blind Removals: New York Governor’s Provocative Plans for Child Welfare

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) delivered his tenth annual state of the state address yesterday, proposing liberal policy priorities including legalizing recreational marijuana, expanding a child tax credit, and guaranteeing paid sick leave for […]

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iFoster’s AmeriCorps Program Earns National Prize

  A new California workforce program that has offered transition-age foster youth paid service work as part of the state’s AmeriCorps program has already garnered national recognition. Last week, iFoster, the Truckee, California, nonprofit that […]

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Three Orgs Join Forces to Increase Service Year Opportunities for Youth

Three nonprofit organizations officially announced a merger today to form Service Year Alliance, an organization whose mission is to make a year of paid, full-time service a common opportunity for young Americans. The three organizations […]

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The Real Value of AmeriCorps

In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the National Community Service Trust Act, which created the AmeriCorps program. In 1994, the first class of 20,000 AmeriCorps members began serving in more than 1,000 communities nationwide. Twenty […]