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Foster Youth College-Prep Program Taps into University Resources, Generates Success

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/child-welfare-2/foster-youth-college-prep-program-taps-university-resources-generates-success/21289

By | September 26th, 2016|News, Press|Comments Off on Foster Youth College-Prep Program Taps into University Resources, Generates Success

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 | August 2nd, 2016|Blog, News, Press, UCLA Bruin Academy|Comments Off on Readiness program aims to enrich foster youth education opportunities

Foster Care to College: Scholarships for South Jersey Students

BRIDGETON, N.J. July 20, 2016 – Lamenting that less than ten percent of youths in foster care go on to achieve a bachelor's degree, the South Jersey First Star Collaborative announced that 30 full college scholarships for such students will be provided by the Give Something Back Foundation. Nationally, only about 50 percent of foster [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|News, Press, Rowan, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Foster Care to College: Scholarships for South Jersey Students

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 | 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 | April 22nd, 2016|Blog, FSGWA, FSGWA Stories, News|Comments Off on FIRST STAR, INC. RECEIVES GRANT FROM JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION

Young People Reveal Holes in the Foster Care Safety Net

Liberty Dycus, 23, who was adopted from Ethiopia as a child, ended up in foster care after being abused. She says that when she emancipated at 19, she “never felt more alone.” She wishes there had been “someone who’d said, ‘Let’s make a plan for you. Let’s get you in the right direction.’” Instead, like [...]

By | April 6th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Young People Reveal Holes in the Foster Care Safety Net

Orlando teens in foster care overcome adversity in the kitchen

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/os-orlando-teens-in-foster-care-overcome-adversity-in-the-kitchen-20160225-story.html Teaching teens to cook can be as difficult as perfecting a Croquembouche. It can be even harder for teens in the foster care system. “People my age they feel like they can’t do it because it’s already so hard on us being in the foster care system or whatever the case may be,” said [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|News, UCF Stories|Comments Off on Orlando teens in foster care overcome adversity in the kitchen