Hack Foster Care is a collaboration of organizations and agencies who share a mission to improve the lives of foster care.
Research released on May 26, 2016 reveals a marked digital divide for foster youth. Led by the Walter s. Johnson Foundation and Foster Care Counts, a public/private coalition has been created to address this digital divide in California.
This collaboration is focused on both micro and macros solutions, including:
- ACCESS – Providing opportunity gateway for all youth in foster care such as laptops and other productivity devices, including internet access. See video, “One Laptop Per Foster Youth.”
- EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION – Helping youth in foster care have STEM training and career exposure to jobs in technology.
- APPLICATIONS – Creating tools that improve connections to resources and support networks that educate and improve productivity for caseworkers, caregivers and youth, such as a digital locker for youth to store vital information and records.
- DATA MANAGEMENT – collecting and using data to improve child welfare services and outcomes for children, youth, and families.
For more information, please visit the hackfostercare.org website.