From the Field

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Foster America Accepting Applications for Second Cohort of Fellows

Foster America, which recruits talented professionals from diverse backgrounds for a full year, full time fellowship position in public and private agencies, is accepting applications for its second cohort of fellows, now through May 31. Fellows will be chosen by July for fellowships that begin in Fall 2017. If you know of anyone who mightRead More


Sponsorship Opportunity: Alia Hosts “Ten of Ten for Kids” Event

Alia, a Minnesota-based nonprofit focused on transforming the child welfare system, is hosting a national event May 23-25, 2017 in Minneapolis called Ten of Ten for Kids. Alia is partnering with global design firm IDEO in facilitation of a rapid-cycle, human-centered team design process to draw insights from 100 carefully selected participants (ten groups ofRead More


FosterPort Launches

A new website exclusively focused on resources that address the needs of older youth in and transitioning from foster care launched on January 23. FosterPort is a searchable database of research, publications, policy issues, experts, and more on issues affecting older youth. It was created for youth service providers, youth advocates, and funders who needRead More


New NYTD Survey Results

The Children’s Bureau recently released a data brief on findings from the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) of 17 year-olds surveyed in 2011, and follow-up survey data at ages 19 and 21. Outcomes were assessed in financial self-sufficiency, educational attainment, connection with adults, experience with homelessness, high-risk behaviors, and access to health insurance. TheRead More


Foster America Announces Inaugural Cohort of Foster America Fellows

Foster America has announced its inaugural cohort of Foster America fellows. Foster America is a new program that recruits experienced professionals to work in child welfare agencies across the country. This year’s fellows have expertise in finance, advertising, design, management, engineering, data analysis, education, and public health. Their projects range from helping partner agencies preventRead More


New Report on California’s Guardian Scholars Programs

The Campaign for College Opportunity released a new report regarding California’s Guardian Scholars Program. Practices with Promise: The Guardian Scholars Program: Skyline College profiles the program at Skyline College, one of the participating institutions.


National Homeless Youth Legal Network

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness and the American Bar Association are working to develop a national Homeless Youth Legal Network (HYLN) to facilitate the removal of barriers youth face to accessing housing, education, employment and income supports, and other mainstream services needed to attain self-sufficiency. To learn more about the HYLN or theRead More


New Tools to Help End Homelessness

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a set of materials designed for stakeholders to used directly and engage essential local partners in efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness. The three new resources discuss system planning, mainstream system collaboration, and promising programs, al with a focus on engaging key partners locallyRead More


CSSP Report on Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) released the policy report, Out of the Shadows: Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare Through Cross-System Collaboration, which describes the challenges LGBTQ youth face in the child welfare and how systems can collaborate to better support this population.


Webinar Announcement: “Mission-Critical: How to Ensure Financial Health & Sustainability in Service of Better Outcomes”

Join Sam Cobbs, President and CEO of First Place for Youth, and Liz Bender, Chief Finance and Growth Office, on Tuesday, June 14th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET for a 60-minute webinar covering what “financial health and sustainability” means in practice, and how you can apply the same in your own organization. Register here.

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