Tag Archives: Foster youth

Zimbabwe Davies

School Buzz: “Stay Positive and Help Others,” says Zimbabwe Davies

  Zimbabwe Davies is one focused individual who continues to spread positive energy along his journey.   As a foster youth, his aunt Desiree Jeffery took him under her wing and gave him the support [...]

Former Foster Youth Sokhom Mao Is Making a Difference

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 [...]
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Local Colleges, Universities Establish “Blueprint” for Transitioning Foster Youth

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 [...]

Culinary Fundraiser Cooks Up Support for Renowned Advocacy Group

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 [...]