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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.
With support from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, iFoster has joined up with Grocery Industry Partners to provide a pipeline of pre-qualified foster youth candidates for job opportunities. Promotional video produced by Raley’s (May 2015).