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Readiness program aims to enrich foster youth education opportunities

 Daily Bruin August 1, 2016 Rosie Chavez has lived most of her life in the foster system moving to different schools, homes and families, sometimes spending only a couple weeks in one place. “One thing I really struggled with was fitting in with the families,” Chavez said. “They didn’t treat us like they treated their [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Blog, News, Press, UCLA Bruin Academy|Comments Off on Readiness program aims to enrich foster youth education opportunities

Director’s Blog – May, 2016

At our May monthly meeting, the First Star Greater Washington Academy learned about the importance of communication, leadership and teamwork.  Communication is key to letting others know what you think and to working in groups.  Working with our wonderful Deloitte volunteer staff and Kevin Wallace from EMBRACE the TEAM, we created an interactive workshop focused [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Blog, FSGWA|Comments Off on Director’s Blog – May, 2016

Director’s Blog – April, 2016

Sometimes you just need to have some fun!  For FSGWA’s April monthly meeting we all went bowling. We invited our Deloitte volunteer staff, admin staff, and mentors to join in some friendly competition.  Everyone had a blast at Lucky Strike Bowling Alley in Gallery Place, Washington DC. Students first arrived around 9:30 am at the [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Blog, FSGWA|Comments Off on Director’s Blog – April, 2016

Director’s Blog – March 2016

At our March meeting, the Academy learned about the importance of first impressions.  First impressions influence how others treat and view us.  Working with our wonderful Deloitte volunteer staff, we created an interactive workshop focused on resumes and first impressions. The students learned what makes up the bones of a resume and then worked in [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Blog, FSGWA|Comments Off on Director’s Blog – March 2016

Voiceless Children: The Civil Rights Revolution that Never Began

Along with Soledad O'Brien, CEO, Starfish Media Group, and highly regarded journalist, highlight hour America's 400,000 abused and neglected children in foster care have few ways to shape their destinies. They have no lobby, no access to capital, no power of the vote.

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Blog, News, Press, Video|Comments Off on Voiceless Children: The Civil Rights Revolution that Never Began

FIRST STAR, INC. RECEIVES GRANT FROM JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION

PRESS RELEASE Thursday, April 21, 2016 Contact: Elissa Garr (202) 800-8411 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FIRST STAR, INC. RECEIVES GRANT FROM JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION Washington, DC – First Star, Inc. has been awarded a grant by the Good Neighbor Grants Program of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The support will [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Blog, FSGWA, FSGWA Stories, News|Comments Off on FIRST STAR, INC. RECEIVES GRANT FROM JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION

FSGWA Director’s Blog – February 2016

First Impressions are often the most important ones. For most, the first impressions individuals present to others greatly influences how they are treated and viewed in everyday life. The First Star Greater Washington Academy had the opportunity to meet in February to explore first impressions, professionalism and self-branding. Working with our Deloitte partners, we created [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Blog, FSGWA|Comments Off on FSGWA Director’s Blog – February 2016

FSGWA Director’s Blog – January 2016

With the New Year came new aspirations, goals and optimism.  The First Star Greater Washington Academy met in January to participate in a High School Graduation and Transition Workshop focusing on what lies ahead for our amazing young people.  Working with the Child and Family Services Agency, Office of Youth Empowerment for curriculum content and [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Blog, FSGWA|Comments Off on FSGWA Director’s Blog – January 2016

Support DC Area Foster Youth this #GivingTuesday!

Its here! #GivingTuesday! By supporting FSGWA this #GivingTuesday, you will help local foster youth graduate high school, move on to higher education, and together, we’ll ensure our nation's students grow into thriving adults. You can make a difference. Here's how: 1. Join our FSGWA Team: Sign up TODAY to join our First Star Greater Washington Academy team. FSGWA team members [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Blog, FSGWA|Comments Off on Support DC Area Foster Youth this #GivingTuesday!

Happy Thanksgiving

"This holiday season there are many things to be thankful for. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone involved with First Star for all being who you are and for being a part of the First Star Greater Washington Academy. Without your commitment, support and engagement we would not be able to fulfill [...]

By | 2016-10-25T17:46:57+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Blog, FSGWA, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving