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Youth Changemakers: Sixto Cancel

The Top 24 Under 24 Youth Changemakers is a project of SparkAction and the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council. This profile was reprinted with permission. These young people are so inspiring that we’ll be reprinting several of the short essays over the next six weeks. Sixto Cancel grew up in Connecticut in several foster homes. DespiteRead More

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Caught in the Middle: Children of Incarcerated Parents and the Intersection of Harsh Sentencing and Child Welfare Policies

By Kathleen Creamer This article was originally published by the Stoneleigh Foundation on February 5, 2013. The Stoneleigh Foundation targets young people in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and works to improve the life outcomes of vulnerable and underserved children and youth. When a mother goes to jail, the impact on her family can be devastating. Most moms are theRead More

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Legislating Common Sense

 The California Youth Connection e-letter included an update on two new pieces of legislation that have been introduced to the California State Assembly.  They are interesting pieces of legislation because they are absolutely common sense and based on best practices, yet they require legislation to compel the state to implement them. One legislation sets theRead More

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Setting Justice-Involved Youth towards the Path to Success through Career and Technical Training

By Candace Putter This article was originally published by the Stoneleigh Foundation on December 11, 2012. The Stoneleigh Foundation targets young people in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and works to improve the life outcomes of vulnerable and underserved children and youth. In 2008, when Jose was released from his nine-month stay in a Pennsylvania residentialRead More

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Small Foundations, Big Wins: A Guide to Making Smart Choices About Grantmaking for Vulnerable Youth (2013)

This guide gives leaders of small foundations tried-and-true tools for building a strategic and effective grantmaking program. It also contains tips and examples to help you consider ways to leverage your investments. Download Publication

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The Premise and the Promise of the California Connected by 25 Initiative (2011)

The California Connected by 25 Initiative (CC25I) was developed to fundamentally change the trajectory for youth emancipating from foster care. Through CC25I, all eight county sites set out to transform their systems of care and “connect” transition age foster youth to comprehensive, integrated, and youth-focused supports and services.  This brief highlights the successes and lessons learned through CC25I.Read More

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