Our Initiatives

The Walter S. Johnson Foundation has supported the following California initiatives to improve outcomes for vulnerable youths and young adults.

These initiatives are designed around careful planning, a multi-year commitment, attention to results, collaboration with diverse public and private partners, and a commitment to field-building through testing, developing, and disseminating new knowledge.

 

HACK FOSTER CARE

Hack Foster Care is a cross-sector movement to better leverage technology to improve the Child Welfare System and the lives of foster youth.

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CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS

Campus support programs for former foster youth. Every year, about 4,000 18 year-olds emancipate from foster care in California and find themselves on their own. Without adequate social support or life skills, many find themselves homeless, out of work or incarcerated.

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HIRE A FOSTER YOUTH

Youth in foster care have boundless potential to grow the nation’s economy.  With the right training and support, the strength and resilience that has helped them overcome life challenges also instills the persistence and drive to succeed on the job.

More about the HireAFosterYouth Campaign