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DIY Holiday Gifts On a Budget

| December 22nd, 2014

DIY Holiday Gifts On a Budget

Happy Holidays! In a mad dash to get your last minute holiday gifts together? Are you wondering how you’ll manage to keep from breaking the bank while spreading a little holiday cheer?

No worries, we’ve all been there! Our FC2S student, Rene, has created this video to help inspire creative, inexpensive, and most importantly thoughtful gift ideas, check it out:

We wish you a merry and cost efficient holiday season!

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Wishing Our Parenting Liason a Happy Retirement!

| December 18th, 2014

Wishing Our Parenting Liason a Happy Retirement!

Laura Adkins

She walks into the office wearing her infectious smile; her cheery laugh greets your ears long before you see her.

She waves good morning as she heads for her desk, and as you wave back, suddenly, you’re happy because you know at some point in the day you’ll have a good laugh.

Laura Adkins is witty and fun; she’s lighthearted and is always sure to leave you hunched over in laughter. She brings a matchless atmosphere to Foster Care to Success (FC2S)—not just because of her personality, but because of her passion.

Laura is always there to answer questions and offer advice and guidance. She’s always ready and willing to give the best of herself to students and staff alike, because of her compassion and commitment to service.

Listening to her intently asking parenting students a question, walking them through creating a budget or taking down their address so she can send them books to read to their children, it is clear that Laura was created for the role of guiding parenting students down a pathway to success. The excitement in her voice when she talks about the successes of her parenting students and those “proud mama” moments when she shares their photos just proves it.

Now, after more than 10 years of playing such a significant role in not only the academic success but overall life success of parenting students, it’s time for Laura to take the advice she’s offered to countless others: elevate. It is with both gratitude and sadness that we say goodbye to our parenting liaison, Laura, as she takes the next step of her life into retirement.

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CRS Recent Report Profiles Current and Former Foster Youth

| December 8th, 2014

youthThe Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued an October 2014 report with data from National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) FY 2011-13. The Child Welfare: Profiles of Current and Former Older Youth Based on the National Youth in Transition report provides a summary and detailed data about independent living services, education, work, health and other outcomes of current and former foster youth.

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Survival Guide to Finals Week

| December 5th, 2014

Survival Guide to Finals Week

No matter your major, class load, or level of comfort within your class – come test day, there’s always some degree of stress. Here are some tips on how to manage that stress by better preparing yourself for test day and FINALS WEEK.

Day 1 of 5: Time Management

Time Management

Finals Week is a challenging time during college; every day you have to know a semester’s worth of material. It’s certainly no easy feat, but here’s a survival guide to endure the last lap before winter break. You can do it! #survivefinals

Day 1 of 5: Time Management

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4 Ways to Spin Your Thanksgiving

| November 25th, 2014

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Money Matters! Lacresha White Explains Why

| November 20th, 2014

Lacresha White, Frostburg State University

Lacresha White, Frostburg State University

What happens when you put former foster youth in a room full of foster care professionals?

Education…but the “teacher” may surprise you.

On Nov. 17, 2014, the Child Welfare League of America hosted “Financial Challenges Facing Youth in Transition,” a panel discussion about how to create policies and practices to help foster youth with money management.

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Challenges and Solutions from the 2013 National Convening

| August 12th, 2014

 

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On October 22, 2013, an extraordinary group of invited individuals representing child welfare, higher education, and state, local and national organizations gathered in Los Angeles to collectively address the unique educational challenges of foster youth in postsecondary programs. Read More

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Foster U Announcement

| August 5th, 2014

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Meet Our 2014 Aim Higher Fellows!

| May 31st, 2014

Aim HigherAIM HIGHER uses video and social media to engage foster parents, social workers, mentors and employers in FC2S’ national movement to link education and training to employment and successful adulthood. Read More

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Congratulations Graduates!!!

| May 30th, 2014

ScholarshipsToday, we celebrate some of our 2013-14 graduates. Read More

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