Member News

YTFG COVID-19 Resource Center

To support our members and the field as we navigate the challenges of the pandemic together, the YTFG Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new COVID-19 Resource Center. This new resource center: is created with the unique information needs of funders who invest in improving outcomes for youth and young adult. provides highly curatedRead More

Youth Law Center Emergency Planning Resource

The Youth Law Center has developed a resource to assist attorneys and advocates working with transition age youth during the crisis we are all facing. While the focus is on planning with transition age youth in foster care, much of the material will be relevant to a wider range of youth and some of theRead More

Housing Challenges for Vulnerable Young People: EWB Virtual Learning Session Summary

Thank you to our wonderful presenters, panelists, and participants for an enlightening conversation on February 25th that focused on access to stable and affordable housing, an important determinant of economic well-being for young people. This was the first of a series of virtual learning sessions that will be led by YTFG EWB Fellows, and thatRead More

New Resource Guide from California Homeless Youth Project

The California Homeless Youth Project (CHYP) published a new resource guide for students experiencing basic needs insecurity at California’s public colleges and universities, entitled Emergency Housing, Food, & Financial Resources for Undergraduates at California’s Public Colleges and Universities. Funded by the Walter S. Johnson Foundation and California Wellness Foundation, the resource guide builds on CHYP’s recentRead More

Los Angeles County Elevates Youth Voices in Systems Reform

Our very own YTFG Fellows, Lucero Noyola and Carmen Noyola, played a critical role in advocating for the creation of Los Angeles County’s first-ever Youth Commission which elevates the voices of youth in policy and programming decisions at the county level. To learn more about the Commission see this Chronicle of Social Change article.  “When weRead More

Raikes Foundation Helps Bring Geelong Project to King County, WA

The Geelong Project is an early intervention model developed in Australia that has demonstrated success in keeping students in school and off of the streets when they are found to be at risk for homelessness. The Tukwila School District plans to launch a pilot later this year and it is hoped that other King CountyRead More

CDF Releases Family First Implementation Guide

The Children’s Defense Fund, with funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Redlich Horwitz Foundation, has released Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, a comprehensive resource that analyzes each provision of the legislation in detail. The guide is a question-and-answer-style resource that aims to help a wide variety of stakeholders better understand theRead More

2019 Kids Count Data Book

The Casey Foundation released the 2019 KIDS COUNT® Data Book this week. The KIDS COUNT Data Book, now in its 30th year, provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States, ranking states on overall child well-being. The 2019 edition looks at how the child population has changed since the publication of the first DataRead More

Keeping Kids in Families Brief

In its latest data brief, Keeping Kids in Families, the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines how placements for young people in foster care have changed from 2007 to 2017. The brief highlights the advances that have been made by child welfare agencies to connect children and youth with families. In 2017, 86% of the childrenRead More

Miguel Ortiz Named New Yorker of the Week

In late April, Miguel Ortiz was named NY1’s New Yorker of the Week. The segment aired April 29 and spotlights both Miguel’s amazing story as well as the Fair Futures initiative and why every foster youth in New York City deserves a coach to provide essential support and access to opportunity.

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