On Thursday, Dana Mack, 26, stood in her in-law’s house, watching her 10-year-old foster daughter Lucy* eat her Thanksgiving meal surrounded by family. She felt grateful but it was also painful — it had been […]
The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional […]
Recognition that youth who have experienced foster care are far less likely than their peers to graduate from college has spurred growing efforts in educational institutions and child welfare organizations to find ways to improve their […]
Jenny Dang Vinopal, a child welfare advocate with 20 years of experience working with foster youth, was named today as the new executive director of the National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI). NFYI is a Los […]
Kimberly Contreras, an emancipated foster youth attending the University of California Riverside (UCR) and studying to become a surgeon, feared that her studies — and her dream — would be interrupted because of her inability to […]
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. This year will bring together as many […]
It was just an ordinary day at the office until Sokhom Mao noticed an email in his inbox from the White House.
Three weeks later, he was on a plane traveling from his home in Oakland, Calif., to Washington, D.C., to be honored as a 2015 White House Champion of Change. […]