Child Welfare

California Youth Connection Exec Resigns Days After Announcing Layoffs, Plans to Restructure

Haydée Cuza, who helped establish the California Youth Connection (CYC) advocacy group in 1988 and became its executive director in 2016, resigned Monday night, less than a week after she laid off most of her […]

Child Welfare

California Youth Connection Abruptly Lays Off Most Staff to ‘Restructure’ Amid Pandemic

In an astounding response to the coronavirus pandemic that stunned the California child welfare field, one of the most vaunted foster youth advocacy organizations in the nation laid off most of its staff this week, […]

Child Welfare

California Bill Aims to Prevent Children From Changing Schools After Entering Foster Care

  California advocates are hoping a new piece of legislation can prevent the educational disruption of children in foster care by opening up funding for children living with relatives in emergency placement situations. Sponsored by […]

Child Welfare

Report: Foster Youth Organizing Provides Community and Healing Opportunities Amidst the Political Advocacy

A new report from Foster Youth in Action identifies youth organizing as one of the strongest and most beneficial tools for engaging foster youth, calling on philanthropies and community organizations to support more youth-led political […]