Child Welfare

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 […]

Child Welfare

Calling California Foster Youth: State Approves Free Phone Plans Through Age 26

On Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a plan to provide about 33,000 current and former foster youth in California with a free smartphone, complete with a calling plan, wireless service and a […]

Child Welfare

No Brainers: Congress Should Act Quickly on Home Visiting and Foster Youth Jobs Program

Check back here tomorrow for Youth Services Insider‘s long list of youth-related federal legislation to keep an eye on this fiscal year. But we begin today with two pieces of legislation that, in Youth Services Insider‘s estimation, are no- […]