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Our Funding Priorities
Transition-Aged Foster Youth
1 Every year in California, about 4,000 youth age out of foster care without adequate social support or life skills. To ensure a successful transition to adulthood, WSJF partners with state and county social service agencies, post-secondary institutions, community-based organizations, and other foundations to create an integrated system of services for current and former foster youth aged 14 to 24.
Education Completion Strategies
2 Fewer than one third of students that start at a California community college complete their educational goals, such as transfer to a four-year school, or completion of an associate’s degree or a career technical certificate. WSJF works with post-secondary institutions, primarily community colleges, to address barriers to completion at the systems and classroom level.
Interview with Yali Lincroft, Program Officer,
Walter S Johnson Foundation
Fostering Media Connection, October 31, 2013