In California every year, about 4,000 18 year-olds emancipate from foster care and find themselves on their own. Without adequate social support or life skills, many become homeless, out of work or incarcerated.
College is out of reach for most of these youth. Only 19% of the 19 year-olds who are former foster youth enroll in college compared with 62% of 19 year-olds nationally. Less than 2% of former foster youth complete a bachelor’s degree, compared with 24% of the general population. In California, 55% of former foster youth attend community college, but only 60% of those earn any college credit and only 14% earn more than 30 credits. Less than 2% of former foster youth in California complete a bachelor’s degree.
The problem begins with former foster youth’s lack of college readiness (one-third receive neither a high school diploma nor a GED, as compared with 10 percent in the general population). But even college-ready foster youth still lack the housing, counseling and financial aid they need to persist in college.
California College Pathways, currently in place at 31 colleges, universities, and technical schools in Orange County and the Bay Area, provides former foster youth with year-round housing, financial aid, counseling, and academic tutoring and support.
In the past two years, there has been growing interest from institutions of higher education in starting college support programs for former foster youth, due to the efforts of private foundations and higher education to expand college access for former foster youth, and new federal grant money to help former foster youth meet their vocational and higher education goals.
In response, the Stuart and Walter S Johnson foundations have joined with California State University, California Community Colleges and the John Burton Foundation to expand California College Pathways programs.
California College Pathways programs use these support strategies:
For more information, please visit the California College Pathways website.
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:
For more information, please visit the hackfostercare.org website.
More and more smart employers are committing to a double bottom line: profitably growing their businesses while providing foster youth pathways to life success through employment. And with the largest labor gap for the next generation of work-ready employees ever facing this country, a commitment to hiring talented young people is all the more urgent.
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.
By bringing together businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and philanthropy, the goal of the Hireafosteryouth.org campaign is to:
For more information, go to hireafosteryouth.org
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Ashley brings a background in both financial services and nonprofit management. Prior to joining Whittier Trust, Ashley worked as a Financial Advisor, where she was responsible for advising wealth management strategies for her clients and their families. She also spent several years as a director of a nonprofit organization serving chronically-ill youth in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Ashley earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California and has completed advanced studies at USC’s School of Social Work and The American College of Financial Services. She remains an active volunteer in the community, working with organizations that focus on homelessness, youth mentorship and education.
Yali Lincroft is a long-time children’s advocate and policymaker. She began her career first at the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network focused on early childhood advocacy and then with the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Family on their early childhood portfolio. She has been a child welfare policy consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation and First Focus, a bipartisan Washington DC children’s advocacy organization. Yali helped First Focus develop several federal and state legislation helping immigrant families involved in the child welfare system, including the Reuniting Immigrant Families Bill (SB1064). She is a founding member of the Bay Area Infant/Toddler Consortium, the San Francisco Legal Services Funders Network and the California College Pathways Initiative. In 2016, Yali was instrumental in launching the HackFosterCare campaign, a campaign to address the need to improve the welfare system through use of technology and the HireAFosterYouth campaign, focused on increasing employment opportunities for foster youth. Yali has written several publications to aid policymakers and social work practitioners, including “When a Parent is Incarcerated: A Primer for Social Workers.” In 2013, Yali was awarded the White House Champion for Change award and the 2014 San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women award for her advocacy for children in the foster care system.
Yali Lincroft has over 20 years experience in local, state, and federal policy and program planning. She was a child welfare policy consultant to the Annie E Casey Foundation and First Focus… (read more)
Chuck Hoblitzelle manages the Foundation’s grantmaking process. He performs philanthropic due diligence on applicant organizations, reviews grant budgets and financial reports, and maintains our grants database. Chuck has more than 15 years of experience managing nonprofit programs in the U.S., India and Africa. He received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.
Walter S. Johnson was born in East Saginaw, Michigan in 1884. He
moved West while still a youngster, ultimately settling in San
Francisco, and graduated from the University of California law school in
1914. After working briefly as an attorney and serving in World War I,
Mr. Johnson became a partner in, and later the president of, Tarter,
Webster & Johnson, a wholesale lumber firm.
Walter S. Johnson was born in East Saginaw, Michigan in 1884. He moved West while still a youngster, ultimately settling in San Francisco, and graduated from the University of California law school in 1914. After working briefly as an attorney and serving in World War I, Mr. Johnson became a partner in, and later the president of, Tarter, Webster & Johnson, a wholesale lumber firm. In 1927, he founded the American Box Corporation, which later became the American Forest Products Corporation, and served as its president for more than forty years.
Mr Johnson also helped create Friden Calculating Machine Company in 1933 and was elected president in 1945 on the death of its founder. He remained active in the management of both companies until well into his eighties. Mr. Johnson died in 1978.
Walter Johnson received considerable public notice in 1959 with his lead gift to the city of San Francisco for the reconstruction of the Palace of Fine Arts. The building, designed by Bernard Maybeck and originally constructed in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, had captured Mr. Johnson’s fancy when he visited the Exposition as a young man. The Palace remained an enduring interest throughout his life.
Mr. Johnson gave to many San Francisco institutions and served on many nonprofit boards. As an ongoing legacy, the Foundation continues to make general support grants to many of the same organizations that Mr. Johnson supported during his lifetime.
Education and Career Training
Beyond Emancipation, $200,000 for 2 years (GR18-02Y)
Support to expand and increase the capacity of their Workforce Pathways Program to serve younger and more youth in Alameda County.
National Center for Youth Law, $300,000 for 2 year (GR18-01Y)
Support for improving the educational outcomes for foster youth in Contra Costa and Monterey counties.
New Doors Venture, $100,000 for 1 year (GR18-03R)
Support to replicate their job training and work experience program in Alameda county.
Washoe County Department of Social Services, $220,000 for 2 years (GR18-04Y)
Support for implementation of the “Achievements Unlocked” program – a court, education, and child welfare partnership to improve the educational and employment outcomes for foster youth in Washoe County, NV.
California Youth Connection, $200,000 for 2 years (GR18-12Y)
Support to expand their foster youth leadership and advocacy program in the Central Valley.
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County, $250,000 for 2 years (GR18-07Y)
Support for their CalFresh policy and planning efforts related to at-risk and foster care youth in Contra Costa and Solano counties.
iFoster, $200,000 for 1 year (GR18-08R)
Support for their 1Laptop program for youth in Northern California and the expansion of their job training program in Washoe County, NV.
Tides Foundation/FosterMore, $200,000 for 2 years (GR18-05Y)
Support to expand their foster parent recruitment campaign in Northern California.
Youth Homes, $100,000 for 1 year (GR18-11R)
Support for implementation of an electronic database system for a residential treatment program in Contra Costa County.
California CASA * California Youth Connection * Child Advocacy Alliance * Child and Family Policy Institute * Child Care Law Center * Community Services Employment Treatment (CSET) * East Bay Children’s Law Office (EBCLO) * Family Builders by Adoption * Family Support Services
American Bar Association – Center on Children & the Law, $115,000 for 3 years (GR17-06Y)
Support for their technical assistance and training to the Nevada Washoe County Education and Foster Care workgroup, including the development of a ESSA toolkit targeting foster youth/educational issues in Nevada.
Civicorps, $100,000 for one year (GR17-43R)
To expand support food, childcare, and transportation support for young adults participating in their high school completion and employment program.
John Burton Advocates for Youth, $150,000 for one year (GR17-02R)
Support for their role as the coordinator and administrator for the California College Pathways Initiative (CCP). The goal of CCP is to support programs and policies to improve post-secondary educational success for foster youth in California.
John Burton Advocates for Youth, $280,000 for two years (GR17-18Y)
Support to expand California College Pathways (CCP) model to address the needs of homeless youth in post-secondary education, as well as expand CCP to participate in a FASFA completion challenge.
Juma Ventures , $150,000 for 2 years (GR17-19Y)
Support to replicate and expand their youth employment training models to two venues in Sacramento, the Golden 1 Center and Paper Murphy’s Park. The Juma program in Sacramento will serve low-income and former/current foster youth.
Opportunity Junction ,$150,000 for 2 years (GR17-05Y)
Support for partnership with Los Medanos Community College focused on employment and career training program for 18-24 year old students in East Contra Costa county.
Alliance for Children’s Rights, $250,000 for 2 years (GR17-01Y)
Support for their Fostering Kinship Families Project, focused on ensuring California’s Continuum of Care Reform legislation is implemented to create a kin-first and child-centered system that reduces reliance on group-home care.
Binti (fiscal agent Fostering Media Connections), $100,000 for one year (GR17-24R)
To install, implement and support an online foster family licensing software solution at child welfare agencies located throughout Northern California.
California Alliance for Caregivers (fiscal agent United Parents for Children), $50,000 for one year (GR17-37R)
To develop a statewide resource family/foster parent advocacy organization.
California Homeless Youth Advocacy (fiscal agent California State Library Foundation), $200,000 for two years (GR17-40Y)
To improve programs and policies addressing post-secondary access and educational outcomes for transition age youth experiencing homelessness in California.
Children’s Network of Solano County, $100,000 for one year (GR17-23R)
To establish a Youth Leadership Council for Solano County.
Children Now, $250,000 for two years (GR17-03Y)
Support to coordinate the collective efforts of child welfare advocates in providing feedback to state-level policy makers in the implementation of California’s Continuum of Care Reform efforts.
Children’s Partnership, $70,000 for one year (GR17-07R)
Support for their Community of Practice for California counties focused on improving electronic information sharing, as well as developing follow up reports from the HackFosterCare events.
Fostering Media Connections, $100,000 for one year (GR17-21R)
To produce news stories focused on the education and employment of foster youth, and the intersection of technology and child welfare.
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, $200,000 for two years (GR17-38Y)
To address the issue of foster youth identity theft – both short-term program and long-term policy solutions.
Sunny Hills Services, $70,000 for one year (GR17-20R)
To convert their group home to be licensed to serve Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth (CSEY) in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Western Center on Law and Poverty, $75,000 for one year (GR17-08R)
To provide policy guidance to California policymakers related to children’s issues in health care, public benefits, and entitlements.
Youth Radio, $100,000 for one year (GR17-22R)
To produce media coverage and interactive content focused on at-risk transition age youth issues.
Alameda Family Services * Alex Smith Foundation * American Bar Association * Breaking Barriers * Bronco Bench Foundation * Childcare Resources * Children’s Action Campaign * Children’s Network of Solano County * Children Now * Children’s Partnership * Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute * East Bay Children’s Law Office * Epicenter * Families Now * First Focus * FosterMore * Fostering Media Connection * HandsOn Central California * Hibiscus Children’s Center * John Burton Advocates for Youth * Los Rios Community College Foundation * Mikeroweworks Foundation * New Doors Venture * New Haven Tennis Outreach * National Association of Social Work – New Mexico * NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) * National Foster Youth Action Network * National Youth Employment Coalition * New Doors Venture * New Mexico State University Foundation * OneJustice * One Simple Wish * Paws in Need * Pinellas Education Foundation * Planned Partnerhood Mar Monte * Social Change Partners * StoneBridge School * Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway * Tri-Valley Haven * Yuba Community College * Western Center on Law and Poverty * Woodland Community College
Center for Media Change/dba Hack the Hood, $400,000 for 3 years (GR16-11Y)
Support to research, develop, pilot and replicate a program that integrates with community college system, and increases low income youth (including foster youth) enrollment into entry level information, communications, and technology (ICT) careers.
iFoster, $300,000 for one year (GR16-22R)
Implement phase one of the 1Laptop Campaign to provide all transition-age foster youth with a laptop and support the expansion of the iFoster Jobs Program to Sacramento County, CA and Washoe County, Nevada.
Silicon Valley Children’s Fund, $250,000 for one year (GR16-23R)
Coordinate and provide the media/communications effort for the Silicon Valley HackFosterCare Campaign, as well as evaluate the 1Laptop Campaign.
TeenForce, $250,000 for 2 years (GR16-24Y)
Support the expansion of their employment and STEM training program for foster youth in Santa Clara countyu.
United Way of the Bay Area, $100,000 for 1 year (GR16-09R)
Support to expand the Guardian Scholars Program at Skyline College to improve outcomes for foster and juvenile justice-involved youth in San Mateo County. A small portion of this grant would also be used for exploring the potential of expanding the Guardian Scholar program to Contra Costa County.
Youth Radio, $75,000 for 1 year (GR16-03R)
Support for its Digital Communications Pathways program, which engages youth in media and technology art training in the San Francisco Bay Area counties.
Alternative Family Services, $100,00 for 1 year (GR16-25R)
Create a replicable plan and curriculum to recruit and retain Spanish speaking foster and adoptive resource families.
American Bar Association, $500,00 for 2 years (GR16-06Y)
Support to conduct an independent evaluation to assess the impact of funding reallocation on the quality of legal representation of children and parents in California’s dependency courts.
California Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association, $250,00 for 2 years (GR16-01Y)
Support for implementing its 2015-2020 Growth Plan, designed to build the capacity of its statewide network of CASA programs. This grant will target the Central and Northern California regions.
California Youth Connections, $250,000 for 1 year (GR16-02R)
Support the implementation of their Strategic Plan, designed to build the capacity of this foster-youth lead advocacy organization. This grant will also support CYC’s participation in California’s Continuum of Care Reform efforts.
Center for the Study of Social Policy, $400 for 2 years (GR16-12Y)
Support for the development and testing of an app (“Unify”) which helps transition age foster youth build a network of supporters in Santa Clara County.
First Place for Youth, $500,000 for 2 years (GR16-07Y)
Support to (1) document the process of trying to secure an Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) contract in Alameda, Contra Costa, or Santa Clara counties, and (2) to operationalize screening and assessment for foster youth in Alameda County.
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, $100,000 for 1 year (GR16-08R)
Support for its Legal Advocate for Youth and Children program to enable the development of a foster youth identity theft program and toolkit. The Toolkit will be developed in partnership with Bay Area Legal Aid (BALA).
University of Chicago, $120,000 for 1 year (GR16-13R)
Support to complete the 5th and final year of the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood (CalYOUTH) Study
GRANTS UNDER $40,000
Alameda County Social Services Agency * Alex Smith Foundation * Ainsley’s Angels * Bay Area Legal Aid * Breaking Barriers * Bronco Bench Foundation * California State Library Foundation * California State University Fresno * California Youth Connections * Center for Fostering Success * Center for the Study of Social Policy * Childcare Resources * ChildFocus * Children Now * Children’s Partnership * Coastal Virginia Aquatics * Community Works West * Conservation Earth/dba Wildlife Association * Family Builders by Adoption * First Focus * Foster Youth Alliance * Foster Youth Education Fund * Fostering Media Connections * Hack the Hood * iFoster * Law Foundation of Silicon Valley * Learning Alliance * Legal Assistance for Seniors * Legal Services for Children * National Youth Employment Coalition * New Haven Tennis Outreach * OneJustice * Paws in Need * Pinellas Education Foundation * Pleasanton Partnerships in Education * Silicon Valley Children’s Fund * Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation * Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway * TeenForce * Thinkof -Us * Silicon Valley Children’s Fund * SOAR * University of California Merced * Wounded Warrior Project.
Multi-year grantees must submit interim reports for every year of the grant life-cycle, and a final report at the end of the grant cycle. Interim reports are due three months prior to the yearly anniversary. Reporting dates will be included in the grant contract. In addition to the narrative report, please submit an update on accomplishments to date on the current year’s accountability plan and a revised accountability plan for the upcoming grant year.
Single-year grantees who are considering applying for renewal funding should contact program staff six months prior to the end of the present grant-term. If invited to re-apply, a report on progress toward the present grant year’s goals, objectives, accountability plan, and spending should be submitted with the new proposal application.
All grantees are required to submit final reports, which are due two months after the end of the grant period, unless otherwise specified. For multi-year grants, the final report is a cumulative, comprehensive examination of the entire grant term.
Please note that the Foundation typically provides no more than two or three years of consecutive funding.
Since all reports have been revised recently, grantees should contact Charles “Chuck” Hoblitzelle, Grants Manager for current forms and instructions. chuckhoblitzelle(at)wsjf.org
Step 1) Determine your eligibility
We support organizations whose work qualifies as charitable, according to the IRS definition. This includes organizations with a 501(c) 3 status, public agencies, and projects sponsored by public charities. Only organizations serving the WSJF’s targeted regions of Northern California and Nevada are eligible for grants. We do not make grants to individuals, towards arts or film projects, or contribute to capital campaigns. We do not make grants to international organizations. For county chapters of state organizations, proposal invitations are generally only offered to the state organization.
Step 2) Determine your project’s fit
Review our funding priorities and list of previous grants to determine whether your efforts advance one or more of the Foundation’s goals and objectives. If you determine that your project/program aligns well with our strategy, please proceed to Step 3. Please review our Funding Priorities .
Step 3) Contact Us
If you have determined that your project is eligible and it is a fit for The WSJF funding priorities, please contact our Program Director: Yali Lincroft to see whether you should submit a proposal. Often, a Letter of Inquiry is requested prior to a full proposal submission. The Walter S. Johnson Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
Step 4) Submit a proposal (by invitation only)
If you have been invited to submit a proposal, a WSJF Program Officer or Grants Manager will send a proposal packet electronically. Please submit your application by the deadline that you have been given (typically several months prior to the board meeting at which your proposal will be considered). The proposal application packet consists of instructions, a checklist of required documents, and the foundation’s expectations with respect to the proposal. When completed, submit proposal and attachments electronically to our Program Director: Yali Lincroft.
Please note, it can take approximately 3 to 6 months for program staff to conduct the necessary due diligence (which may include but not be limited to a site visit, follow-up meetings with key staff, reference checks, and program/financial assessment) to present funding recommendations to our Board of Trustees. During the review process, staff will keep you informed about your proposal’s status.
Step 5) Proposal review and funding determination
Program staff will notify you if and when your proposal will be presented to the Board of Directors and when to expect a decision. The Board meets four times each year to make funding decisions (February, May, July/August, and November). Proposals are generally due 3 months prior to the board meeting.
Please note that the Foundation typically provides no more than two or three years of consecutive funding to its grantees.
YouTube Video – The FAFSA challenge (John Burton Advocates for Youth, Jan 12, 2018)
“Bill will give foster youth greater access to Cal Grant financing” (Daily Republic – Solano County News Source, Jan 2018)
“Three strategies that helped San Francisco increase foster home application by 300%” (Chronicle for Social Change, Jan 2018)
“Rural county leaders fund 1,100 computers for foster youth in 35 counties” (CISION PR Web, Jan 29, 2018
“College aid a game changer for foster youth, but many don’t apply” (KPCC, Feb 19, 2019)
“Lights, Camera, Juma!” (NBC Asian Pacific America, Jan 2018)
“Bill to tackle student homelessness at CSU” (YourCentralValley.com, Feb 2018)
“CSU conference at Sac State highlights housing, food insecurity” (The State Hornet, Feb 2018)
“A court companion to the foster youth education toolkit” (Alliance for Children’s Rights, Mar 2018)
“Remove financial aid roadblocks to open college doors for California’s foster youth” (Sacramento Bee, Mar 2018)
“Equipped for success: Laptop donation supports more than 70 local foster youth” (Chico News & Review, May 2018)
“National foster care month kicks off with distribution of laptops for foster youth” (Representing California’s Rural Counties, May 2018)
“Foster youth in College” (Inside California Education, May 2018)
“Older foster youth would be challenged by proposed work requirements for food stamps” (Chronicle of Social Change, June 2018)
“California College Pathways foster youth program awarded the 2018 HUD secretary’s award for public-philanthropic partnerships” (California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, July 2018)
“Somewhere to turn- Meeting the mental health needs of adoptive and guardianship families” (Sierra Health Foundation, July 2018)
“California advocates receive federal award for helping foster youth succeed in college” (Chronicle of Social Change, July 2018)
“Beyond the safety net: Case management check in guide” (John Burton Advocates for Youth, Aug 2018)
“Building a safety net for the safety net: Legal aid partnership with youth” (Bay Area Legal Aid, Aug 2018)
“Nevada foster youth granted college tuition waiver” (Las Vegas Review, Sept 2018)
“2017-2018 THP+FC & THP Plus Annual Report” (John Burton Advocates for Youth, Oct 2018)
“California College Pathways Progress Update Report” (John Burton Advocates for Youth, Oct 2018)
“Contra Costa CalFresh ABAWD Discovery Report Oct 2018” (Contra Costa Solano Food Bank, Oct 2018)
“Nevada board of regents approves foster youth tuition and fee waiver policy” (Nevada Business Magazine, Oct 2018)
“The dollars and sense of becoming a Medi-Cal contracted organization ” (First Place for Youth, Nov 2018)
“Walter S Johnson Foundation receives the 2018 Bernard Osher Philanthropist of the Year Award” (Foundation for California Community Colleges, Nov 2018)
“After the fire burns down their home, one California foster family stays together” (Chronicle of Social Change, Nov 2018)
The Walter S. Johnson Foundation is part of the Youth Transitional Funders Group, a national network of funders that work together to support the well-being and economic success of vulnerable young people age 14 to 25. “The Well-Being Journey for Youth in Foster Care ” (Feb 2016) is a video developed by the Foster Care Work Group of the Youth Transition Funders Group
The Walter S. Johnson Foundation is part of the California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership, a collaboration of private and public organizations working to improve outcomes in the child welfare system. “Crossover Youth: A Shared Responsibility” (Insights, Volume X) offers an overview of data, policy and reform efforts that seek to better understand youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice system in California (Feb 2016).
California College Pathways published a new two year study, Charting the Course: Using Data to Support Foster Youth College Success. This report offers insights into the educational experiences of foster youth attending community colleges and universities throughout the state by providing information on a common set of academic progress and outcome measures. A one-page overview of key findings and policy and practice implications is available here (Feb 2016).
“Access to Justice: Q&A with our Legal Services Funder Network” – WSJF Program Officer Yali Lincroft is interviewed by Northern California Grantmakers regarding her role as steering committee member for the Legal Services Funders Network (March 2016).
Fresh Success is the new CalFresh Employment and Training Model, implemented in Spring 2016. The Foundation for California Community College is partnering with the California Department of Social Services to help CalFresh recipients in community colleges and community-based organizations gain skills and employment.
Yali Lincroft, Program Officer for the Walter S. Johnson Foundation attended the ninth annual Clinton Global Initiative hosted at UC Berkeley, CA. The Chronicle of Social Change published her piece on the experience (April 4, 2016).
“Failing Grade: How California’s School Districts Have Abandoned Children with Disabilities” (Western Center on Law & Poverty, April 2016). This new report details how 580,000 children with mental disabilities have been left without help and have, in some cases, been sent to juvenile hall, rather than getting the school based mental health services to which they are legally entitled. This failure is particularly egregious in light of the massive state payments to local school districts that supposedly paid for the services.
Raley’s Marks 1st Anniversary of Hiring Foster Youth (Progressive Grocer, May 2016).
VOICES Sonoma County announces “Changing the Story: Recommendations to Improve Services for Transition Age Foster Youth in Sonoma County” (May 2016).
Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH): Conditions of Youth at Age 19 (May 2016).
UC Berkeley researcher Dr. Jill Duerr Berrick studies select California counties prior to the implementation of the “Approved Relative Care Funding Options Program” (ARC) to understand the caregiver characteristics and the characteristics of the children in their care in this report (May 2016).
Echoing Green Fellow Serita Cox, Leverages the Internet of Things to Innovate the Child Welfare System (Huffington Post, June 2016).
Final Report on Fresno and Santa Clara Counties Efforts to Improve Outcomes for Latino Youth and LGBTQ Youth (Center for the Study of Social Policy, Summer 2016)
Special Immigrant Juvenile Justice – Guidance for Practitioners (Center for the Study of Social Policy, July 2016)
The California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership‘s latest issue of insights Volume XI, On Balance: The Courts & Child Welfare. (Fall 2016).
This issue of insights examines the juvenile court’s role in the child welfare system and provides recommendations on how to best meet the complex needs of children and families in child welfare.
Transitional Age Foster Youth – Getting Them Into and Through College (Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, Fall 2016). This report describes the barriers that foster youth in the Central Valley region of California face in attending college and makes recommendations for college policies and programs to remove those barriers.
iFoster Announces Employer Tax Bill for Foster Youth (Yahoo News, Sept 2016). iFoster (www.ifoster.org) announced today that H.R.5947, the “Improved Employment Outcomes For Foster Youth Act of 2016” was introduced in Congress. This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include transition age foster youth as categorically eligible for purposes of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). Employers may be eligible to receive a credit of up to $2,400 annually for each foster youth hired.
Practices with Promise – The Guardian Scholars Program at Skyline College (Campaign for College Opportunity, Oct 2016).
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