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Walter S. Johnson Foundation Receives Philanthropy Award

The Walter S. Johnson Foundation (WSJF) is the recipient of the 2018 Bernard Osher Philanthropist of the Year award for its support of the Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) and other programs to support low income youth in community colleges across California.  Every year, the award is selected by the Network of California Community FoundationsRead More

50 State Report Highlights State-by-State Data on Youth Transitions from Foster Care

The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative released a report that shares data from all 50 states on how young people transitioning from foster care are faring on a number of critical indicators. The report, entitled Fostering Youth Transitions: Using Data to Drive Policy and Practice Decisions relies on a combinationRead More

YTFG Members Featured in New York Times Article

A recent New York Times article featured two YTFG members, the Melville Charitable Trust and Sauer Family Foundation, as examples of small foundations that are using their investments wisely for larger impact. In Some Tips for Small Foundations Seeking to “Punch Above their Weight,” the Melville Charitable Trust (Janice Elliott and Aimee Hendrigan) received aRead More

Casey Seeks Applicants for 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking the next cohort of Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council members. They are inviting youth to apply if they are 18-25, have current or former involvement with the juvenile justice system, and want to grow their advocacy and leadership skills. See details at this link.

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book. In addition to its annual rankings on child well-being indicators, this year’s publication warns that the 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official census count by at least 1 million kids younger than age 5. This discrepancy wouldRead More

Jim Casey Initiative Releases Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a set of four guides with meeting materials for leaders to hold facilitated conversations about dismantling racism within systems that affect young people. The Equity Conversation Guides for Young Leaders and Partners provides step-by-step instructions for facilitators to lead groups of young people in understanding the history ofRead More

Casey Family Programs Releases Questions from the Field

Casey Family Programs is excited to announce the public launch of Questions from the Field: You Asked, We Answered. This resource page on offers concise, action-oriented products for child welfare leaders and partners that address frequently asked questions about our field’s most pressing issues. The collection combines knowledge and implementation insights from experts andRead More

California College Pathways Featured on PBS

California College Pathways, which is funded by a number of Foster Care Workgroup members, was featured on an episode of Inside California Education focused on the topic of foster youth attending college. It aired on Sunday, June 3.

Brain Frames Series from the Jim Casey Initiative

Findings from neuroscience and related fields have been shedding new light on how to best support youth and young adults during a critical point in their development. The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a new resource series called Brain Frames which stem from the work the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative has engaged in to apply brainRead More

New Race for Results Report from AECF

Kids in immigrant families, the majority of whom are children of color, face formidable barriers to opportunity and success in America today, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest Race for Results report. For instance: The median income for immigrant families with kids is 20% less than the median income for U.S.-born families. OneRead More

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