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Hilton Foundation’s Emily Skehan Honored with Emerging Leader Award

In December, the Los Angeles Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy honored Emily Skehan (left), Program Associate, Domestic Programs with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, with its annual Emerging Leader Award for her role supporting and motivating her peer colleagues in the philanthropic community. Emily works with Hilton’s Senior Program Officer and YTFG Steering CommitteeRead More

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What Young People Need to Thrive: Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act to Promote Normalcy

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative and the Annie E. Casey Foundation released an issue brief, What Young People Need to Thrive: Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act to Promote Normalcy. Informed by recommendations from young people, the issue brief aims to help state child welfare agencies and policymakers as they move to implement key provisions ofRead More

Investing in Well-Being

Investing to Improve the Well-Being of Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

This publication explores the important role and responsibility of each youth-serving system in supporting well-being for youth and young adults and presents a new framework for well-being for young people, highlighting the various domains of well-being and the role of families, communities, and public systems in supporting well-being. It also includes a series of concrete and actionableRead More

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Foster Youth in Action Hosts Webinar on Group Homes

On Wednesday, December 16 at 4:00pm PT (7:00pm ET), Foster Youth in Action will host a webinar on group homes. Speakers will include foster youth advocates with California Youth Connection and Florida Youth Shine, who will explain their organizations’ group home policy advocacy campaigns and what motivated them to act. Youth Law Center Staff AttorneyRead More

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Nov. 16th Conference Call Hosted by YTFG

Annie E. Casey Foundation’s LEAP Initiative: Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for Vulnerable Young People The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently announced a new Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) Initiative (funded in part by a recent $7.5 million grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund).  The LEAP Initiative is intended to increase employment and educationRead More

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Administration Announces 9 Communities Chosen as Finalists for Pilot to Improve the Outcomes of Disconnected Youth

On October 29, the Obama Administration announced that nine communities will receive flexibility and start-up grants of up to $700,000 to implement innovative programs to improve outcomes for disconnected youth through the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3). The finalist communities are: Baton Rouge, LA; Broward County, FL; Chicago, IL; Southeastern Kentucky; Ysleta delRead More

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California College Pathways Releases New Data on Foster Youth College Success

California College Pathways (CCP) is pleased to share a new study, Charting the Course: Using Data to Support Foster Youth College Success. The study offers new insights into the educational experiences of foster youth attending community colleges and universities throughout California. A one-pager of key findings is also available.

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Foster Youth Museum Features New “Lost Childhoods” Exhibition

Lost Childhoods, a new exhibition of the Foster Youth Museum, chronicles youth experiences in foster care, and reveals the voices of foster youth and the powerlessness of institutionalization, and is currently on display at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. The Foster Youth Museum is the largest collection of art, artifacts and video portraits about youthRead More

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A Day with the Foster Care Work Group

I don’t often spend a lot of time with the foster care work group. And every time I do, I am always amazed at their respectful inclusion of foster care alums as well as their determination to find ways to build upon their investments across the country. Below are some of the highlights of theRead More

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California HealthCare Foundation Seeks Senior Program Officer

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) is seeking a Senior Program Officer for its Improving Access program, which seeks to improve access to timely and cost-effective care for low-income populations in California. The Senior Program Officer will play a major role in leading and helping to develop strategy and projects that identify, develop, test, and spreadRead More

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