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Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Principles for Change

A young person’s involvement with the justice system can increase their likelihood of later experiencing homelessness for many reasons, including the fact that educational disruptions and juvenile delinquency records can make it harder to obtain employment. Youth experiencing homelessness may also be swept into the juvenile justice system through laws that prohibit simply being inRead More

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Leveling the Playing Field: Inside a Low Profile Anti-Poverty Foundation

Inside Philanthropy interviews Pinkerton Foundation President Rick Smith and Senior Program Officer Julie Peterson. Click here to read the article.

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Andrus Family Fund Podcast: Realizing Youth Justice

The latest episode of the Andrus Family Fund‘s podcast series is entitled “Realizing Youth Justice.”  AFF President Leticia Peguero interviews Liz Ryan of Youth First about their advocacy work to close youth prisons and realize justice for America’s incarcerated children. Click here to listen to the podcast. 

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Now Recruiting Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellows for Fall 2017!

The Stoneleigh Foundation is currently seeking applications for its 2017-2019 Emerging Leader Fellowship opportunities, which provide hands-on experience for early career professionals interested in addressing the needs of Greater Philadelphia’s most vulnerable youth through policy analysis, research, or advocacy.  Each Fellowship is full-time for two years and provides salary, benefits, and a stipend for professionalRead More

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Annie E. Casey Foundation Podcast Focuses on Moving from Foster Care to Adulthood

The latest episode of CaseyCast features two Jim Casey young fellows – Samantha Amann and Brittany Hunter. Both women reflect on their personal paths out of foster care and discuss the barriers they faced, the strategies and supports they used, and what a smoother exit from the system could look like. Watch Foster Care AlumsRead More

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Open Society Foundations Announce Rapid Response Grant Making Initiative

The Open Society Foundations’ U.S. Programs has announced a special initiative to support frontline communities and organizations in the U.S. in their efforts to deescalate and head off future incidents of hate based on race, religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation. OSF has allocated up to $3 million and plans to accept applications through February 15,Read More

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New Strategic Partnership Between Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation and Hack Foster Care

On November 2, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation announced a strategic partnership with the Hack Foster Care coalition of Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization connected to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, which represents more than 400 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs andRead More

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Legislative Progress in New York City

On October 27, the New York City Council passed several bills and one resolution aimed at improvements and additional oversight in the city’s foster care system. The bills would create a foster care task force, require an annual survey of foster youth, and require the Administration for Children’s Services to create a five-year plan (threeRead More

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FCWG Hosts Congressional Briefing on Public-Private Partnerships for Transition Age Youth

On October 20, the Foster Care Work Group hosted a Congressional briefing in the Capitol Visitor Center on Capitol Hill. The briefing was cosponsored by the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth and the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. During the event, members of the Foster Care Work Group provided examples of successful public-private partnerships workingRead More

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Updates at California Youth Connection (CYC)

California Youth Connection is pleased to announce to recent developments. First, the Board of Directors unanimously elected Haydee Cuza as Executive Director, effective September 26. Second, their priority bill, SB1060 was passed by the legislature and is headed to Governor Brown’s desk. SB1060 seeks to maintain sibling relationships throughout the adoption process by requiring thatRead More

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