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Issues Day Panel Speaker: Gabe Gonzalez’s Journey to Success

| July 1st,2015

Nelson Mandela once said, “Social equality is the only basis of human happiness.” This could not be more true for Gabe Gonzalez, national campaign director for the Center for Community Change. On June 9, 2015, Foster Care to Success (FC2S) hosted an “Issues Day Panel” where Gabe, one of five socially conscious experts, visited Marymount [...]

Issues Day Panel Speaker: Chris Poulos’s Journey to Success

| June 23rd,2015

Chris Poulos has a pretty impressive resume: He’s currently a fellow at The Sentencing Project, chairs a subcommittee for the Mayor of Portland, Maine and will graduate with a law degree in 2016. Although Chris has many great accomplishments, he still faces one problem: He cannot rent an apartment in Washington D.C. because Chris was [...]

Issues Day Panel Speaker: Daniayla Stein’s Journey to Success

| June 19th,2015

The class of 2015 Aim Higher Fellows all took a risk this summer when they committed to our program designed to help them understand the realities of receiving a post-secondary education, getting a job and becoming successful young professionals. Some had never been on a plane, some had never left their hometowns, and almost all [...]

Oklahoma Congressman Opens His Heart and Home to Two Adopted Daughters

| June 16th,2015

Markwayne and wife Christie were learning to adjust their hectic lives to his Washington duties. His three children, Jim (11), Andrew (9), Larra (6), were managing practices, homework and other family commitments, when the family fell in love with Ivy and Lynette (now 4). The twins had been living separately with two of Christie’s elderly [...]

A Family’s Desire to Empower Foster Youth to Succeed

| June 12th,2015

Connections for Success’ short film is about a family bonded through the mutual love, support and hope they have found and share with each other. Katie and John mentor three young men, Miguel, Demetrius and Jonathan, in order to give them the opportunity to reach their potential; yet, along their journey, Katie and John learned [...]

2015 Aim Higher Fellows & FC2S Partners Honored During Summer Celebration

| June 12th,2015

On June 10, 2015, Foster Care to Success (FC2S) gathered with numerous supporters, partners and friends in the heart of Washington D.C. to recognize our 2015 Aim Higher Fellows. Each of the 27 students honored during the reception represented the promise and potential in the 3,000 students across the country who received FC2S funding and support [...]

Former Foster Youth to Advocate for Improved Foster Parent Training

| June 11th,2015

Lily Dorman-Colby understands firsthand the importance of proper training for foster parents. Both of her biological parents struggled with mental illness, preventing them from properly caring for Lily and her brothers. At age 12, Lily was separated from her brothers and moved into the first of five long-term foster home placements. However, Lily soon found [...]

Congratulations to Given Kachepa, D.D.S.

| June 3rd,2015

FC2S proudly says congratulations to Given Kachepa for receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery May 27, 2015 from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry! Given’s unforgettable journey is an excellent example of how determination, resiliency and hard work coupled with a caring, supportive community can help foster youth not only receive a postsecondary education [...]

I am Not Alone!

| May 15th,2015

By Panny, East Carolina University In college there are many times where I feel like I am often alone and have no one to turn to, especially during the moments where I feel lost and clueless about the direction of my life. Although I have past experiences that I want to forget, I am also [...]

Daily Reminders that Someone Cares

| May 15th,2015

By Torri, Missouri State University My freshman year of college was a pretty stressful time as I balanced school and finding a job that fit my class schedule. I received my first care package around Valentine’s Day, which was the perfect time because I really needed a pick me up. There were chocolates, which I [...]

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