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Aim Higher Alum Creates Change at Her University

| March 31st,2015

Bette Maisel is a 2014 Aim Higher Fellow attending Notre Dame de Namur University. As a senior at NDNU, Maisel is leveraging her Aim Higher experience to design a program to support other foster youth attending her university. “The program will create healthier experiences for students transitioning from high school to college. We want to [...]

6 Ways to Search for a Summer Internship

| March 31st,2015

The end of spring break means summer is right around the corner! As you make plans for how and where to spend those upcoming summer months, why not consider putting yourself one step ahead of the competition and apply for an internship? Interning boosts your resume and makes you stand out from the crowd because [...]

Is Temping Right For You?

| March 26th,2015

Is graduation looming? Are you unsure of where you want to work or what you want to do? What if you could work on short term assignments to better understand what you like or don’t like? You can. It’s called temping. So, what is temping?                           photo by: Fotolia Temping is exactly how it sounds: [...]

Global Skills Study Reveals American Millennials Fall Behind International Peers

| March 13th,2015

According to the Pew Research Center, in 2015 the number of Millennials in America will surpass Baby Boomers, making Gen Y the largest generation in our nation. Yet, the popular concept, “strength in numbers,” doesn’t prove true for this group of young workers—at least when it comes to literacy and arithmetic skills. According to a [...]

Former Foster Youth Gives Back Through Heart 2 Heart Charity

| March 13th,2015

Albert Einstein once said, “A life lived for others, is the only life worth living.” Jodie Williams is a great example of this. Williams is the founder of Heart 2 Heart, a small nonprofit of volunteers in Solano County, CA dedicated to helping local foster youth. According to an article on dailyrepublic.com, Heart 2 Heart’s [...]

[Guest blog] The Importance and Impact of Protecting Foster Youth’s Credit

| March 10th,2015

Children and youth in the foster care system are at high risk for financial fraud because of their frequent moves and the fact that many – sometimes unscrupulous – people may have access to their personal information. A recent Los Angeles County study found that eight percent of 16- and 17-year-olds in the foster care [...]

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