By Brian Rinker, Chronicle of Social Change Allyson Bendell wasn’t always the most well-behaved girl, but that didn’t make her a criminal either. In the world of group homes, however, where staff who are [...]
Dione Mason knows all too well what it means to overcome adversity and that you have to play the cards that life deals to you. A former foster youth, he overcame many odds and has [...]
By Victor Valle, CSC. Sokhom Mao shows me the 11th floor of Oakland City Hall, where he chairs meetings for the Citizen’s Police Review Board, an entity that works between community members and police officers [...]
By Andrew Cohen Lily Dorman Colby, class of 2014, recalls how a routine visit to her pediatrician years ago led to a surprising revelation. “My jaw almost hit the floor when I saw his filing [...]
This holiday season, the Iscah Uzza Fashion House is presenting its third annual “A Winter Wonderland” youth fashion show and toy drive on Sunday, Dec. 1 to benefit foster youth in Solano County.
By Ryann Blackshere How do programs provide college pathways for former foster youth? This video features the story of one young black male student at Laney College, and how one college support program helped him [...]
By John Kelly At the fourth annual Culinary Inspirations fundraiser last week, 17 current and former foster youths will be paired with area chefs to benefit the oldest youth-led child welfare advocacy organization in the [...]