Jerry Milner and Sixto Cancel
Child Welfare

MARCH 19, 3:30 PM EST: Top Trump Child Welfare Official and Former Foster Youth will Host COVID-19 Town Hall

On Thursday, March 19, Jerry Milner of the federal Children’s Bureau is teaming up with former foster youth and tech entrepreneur Sixto Cancel to co-host a virtual town hall inviting foster youth to contribute to the […]

Child Welfare

Chronic Absenteeism for Foster Youth in California Rises for the Third Year in a Row

Newly released California Department of Education data found that the rate of chronic absenteeism for California students in foster care rose for the third year in a row. During the 2018-2019 school year, 28 percent […]

Foster Care

2019 Brian Donovan Journalism Fellow Reflects on Opportunity to Hone Reporting Skills and Develop Professional Network

I became dedicated to pursuing journalism as a way to advocate for society’s most vulnerable citizens and bring more public scrutiny to the government’s role in their lives. As a former foster youth, I am […]