Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies receives $250,000 to help youth in foster care reach college Less than 3 percent of youth who are raised in the foster care system earn a bachelor’s degree. Illinois State University is partnering with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to help change that statistic. With [...]
Lois M. Collins Deseret News March 30, 2017 SALT LAKE CITY — States remove abused and neglected children from dangerous or troubling situations every day and place them in foster care, promising to keep them safe. That doesn’t mean the children are promised an especially bright future. Statistics are disheartening, despite the good intentions and [...]
Keeping up in school is no easy task for youth in foster care. https://tofosterchange.org/learn/education/lonnell-on-graduating-from-college/
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Last week, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation granted $150,000 to charitable organizations in the DC metro area including the First Star Washington D.C. Academy.
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 [...]