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Center For Social Justice 12 in 24 Initiative Headed by First Star UK

The Centre for Social Justice - The Leader Column Wandering around a UK university campus, you’re more likely to bump into an undergraduate from Cyprus than one who grew up in a care home.   At the moment about six per cent of care leavers get onto a University degree - a figure that hasn't moved [...]

By | 2018-11-12T18:37:52+00:00 November 12th, 2018|News, Saint Mary's, Saint Mary's Stories|Comments Off on Center For Social Justice 12 in 24 Initiative Headed by First Star UK

Tour 2018 – players coach local foster kids in LA

#SpursInUSA #GlobalFootballDevelopment #Foundation 29 July 2018|Tottenham Hotspur Five of our players paid a surprise visit to a special coaching session for local foster children's project First Star in Los Angeles on Friday. Forty children from the project and their mentors joined our Global Football Development team for the session at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), our training base [...]

By | 2018-08-02T16:56:10+00:00 July 30th, 2018|News, Press, UCLA Bruin Academy, UCLA Stories|Comments Off on Tour 2018 – players coach local foster kids in LA

Our 2018 CSI Staten Island Academy in the news

https://www.silive.com/news/2018/07/foster_youth_learn_academic_li.html By Annalise Knudson STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- High school students in foster care from schools across New York City were given the opportunity to live and study at the College of Staten Island this summer. Through a new program, First Star Academy at the College of Staten Island, students lived on the Willowbrook campus in [...]

By | 2018-07-27T17:12:42+00:00 July 27th, 2018|CUNY, CUNY Videos, News|Comments Off on Our 2018 CSI Staten Island Academy in the news

First Star UK in the News

Only 6% of care leavers go to university. They deserve better chances. THE GUARDIAN, November 7, 2017 - Ruth Kelly As those who work in education and social care will know, the issue of how we help children in care is a challenge that can sometimes feel intractable. Thanks to numerous policy changes under successive [...]

By | 2017-11-07T19:32:28+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on First Star UK in the News

Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s

The Foundation has awarded a major grant of £400,000 over the next four years to St Mary’s University, Twickenham towards the First Star Academy, to improve the educational outcomes of young people in care. Emanating from the United States, First Star Academy brings an innovative, inclusive approach to improving access, participation and achievement in education [...]

By | 2017-11-01T17:39:10+00:00 November 1st, 2017|News, Saint Mary's|Comments Off on Sir John Cass’s Foundation Supports UK First Star Academy at St Mary’s

Community coming together for the South Jersey First Star Collaborative

"The Born This Way Foundation, founded by Grammy-award winner Lady Gaga, the South Jersey First Star Collaborative, a college exposure program for children in foster care funded by the Pascale Sykes Foundation, and the Give Something Back Foundation, which provides mentors and scholarships to help Pell Grant eligible students go to college, came together for [...]

By | 2017-10-26T17:48:09+00:00 October 26th, 2017|News, Rowan, Rowan Stories|Comments Off on Community coming together for the South Jersey First Star Collaborative

Rutgers and the South Jersey First Star Collaborative

The South Jersey First Star Collaborative introduced the First Star Academy at Rutgers University ­ Camden at the First Star National Directors' Conference in February 2017. This marked the beginning of a partnership between national First Star, The First Star Academy at Rowan University, and the First Star Academy at Rutgers University Camden, where national [...]

By | 2017-09-08T20:06:04+00:00 September 8th, 2017|News, Rutgers, Rutgers Stories|Comments Off on Rutgers and the South Jersey First Star Collaborative