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Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative Hosts Fourth in Webinar Series on Strengthening Families Act

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is hosting the fourth session in a six-part webinar series, “Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act,” which explores the critical opportunities for improving outcomes for young people transitioning from foster care through the law. This webinar will explore key elements of authentic youth engagement and examine in detail a strategyRead More

Silicon Valley Thought Leaders Host Event on Promoting Technology Solutions for Children in Foster Care

FCWG members the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, the Pritzker Foundation, and California Youth Connection, along with other thought leaders, co-hosted an event on May 6 called “Shape the Solution: Help Hack America’s Child Welfare System.” Designed to build a national movement to revolutionize the nation’s child welfare system, the event kicked off the beginning ofRead More


California Youth Connection Seeks Executive Director

The Board of Directors of California Youth Connection (CYC) seeks a dynamic, strategic leader and communicator with a demonstrated commitment to working with foster youth on a statewide level. The CYC Executive Director will advance the mission of developing leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislativeRead More


Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases New Report on the Impact of Parental Incarceration

On April 25, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released a new report on the impact of parental incarceration on children, families, and communities. It also recommends policy reforms that would help children who struggle with emotional and financial instability as a result of having an incarcerated parent.  


Latest Insights Issue Focuses on Crossover Youth

The California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership released the latest issue of insights, Volume X, Crossover Youth: A Shared Responsibility. The issue offers an overview of data, policy and reform efforts that seek to better understand crossover youth and share accountability for their well-being. The Co-Investment Partnership includes five philanthropic partners, including FCWG members Casey FamilyRead More


Annie E. Casey Foundation Seeking Participants for Permanency Video

The Annie E. Casey Permanency for Older Youth team is looking for teens and adults who may be interested in participating in a video to highlight the importance of legal permanency for older youth in foster care. Through this video, young people who are or were in foster care will share their compelling stories toRead More


Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and other donors launch Blue Meridian Partners

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) and nine other donors launched Blue Meridian Partners, aimed at investing at least $1 billion in high-performance nonprofits that are poised to have national impact for economically disadvantaged children and youth. Blue Meridian Partners is being incubated at EMCF and chaired by Stanley Druckenmiller, the chairman of the HarlemRead More

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California Youth Connections 2016 Day at the Capitol

Over 130 current and former foster youth gathered in Sacramento to advocate for SB 1060, a bill that would help youth maintain sibling relationships throughout the adoption process. During the Day at the Capitol, sponsored by California Youth Connections (CYC), young people used the power of their voices and stories of being separated from theirRead More


New York’s Fostering Youth Success Alliance Advocates for Increased Budget So Youth in Foster Care Can Go to College

The Fostering Youth Success Alliance, formed in 2015, proposed a $4.5 million budget this year to make it more realistic for young adults in foster care to go to college. Last year, the Alliance was awarded an initial $1.5 million to send 352 foster children to almost 70 SUNY, CUNY and independent colleges across theRead More


Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative sponsors five part webinar series on the Strengthening Families Act

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) is sponsoring a 5 part webinar series entitled Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act. The second webinar in the series will be held on January 26th from 2-3 pm and will examine strategies that courts can adopt to support and enforce normalcy andRead More

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