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Cal State East Bay Helps Former Foster Youth Graduate

 Tisha Ortiz chose Cal State East Bay sight unseen. Unlike many of today’s college freshmen, the former foster youth didn’t tour campuses, compare dormitories or...

Cops, Group Homes and Criminalized Kids

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...

Dione Mason: From Foster Youth to Foster Parent

Dione Mason knows all too well what it means to overcome adversity and that you have to play the cards that life deals to...

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,...

Former Foster Child Gains Honors, Pushes for System Change

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...

Youth Fashion Show and Toy Drive to Benefit Foster Youth

This holiday season, the Iscah Uzza Fashion House is presenting its third annual “A Winter Wonderland” youth fashion show and toy drive on Sunday,...

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...

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...
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