on foster care issues:

Cody D., renaissance man

| May 23rd, 2014

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Cody changed schools seven times before finally being placed in foster care his freshman year of high school.  Like many other foster children he struggled with the adjustment of living with a new family and getting along at a new school, although he was more fortunate than many because, ”I’ve always had someone there to encourage me and tell me I was great….I am lucky.” Read More

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Estakio Beltran, aiming for national office

| May 22nd, 2014

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Estakio Beltran exemplifies the vision of theFC2S Aim Higher Program.  If you Aim Higher you can ACHIEVE HIGHER. Read More

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Sindy H., runner and dreamer

| May 20th, 2014

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Sindy is a student at Humboldt State University, and in May 2015, she will graduate with a degree in Sociology. She wants to be more than a social worker, though. Her dreams include policy making and instituting significant reforms within the field of child welfare. Read More

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Damien S., following in the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau

| May 19th, 2014

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Damien says that the best job title he ever had was “High School Explainer” at the San Francisco Exploratorium.  He got to run hands-on science demonstrations for children and families. “They would ask, ‘What’s this?’ and I would be able to break it down for them.   Read More

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Ronal J., mother and future police officer

| May 18th, 2014

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Ronal enjoys making up stories with her two-year-old son. Like many mothers, she reads to him, especially superhero stories with Spiderman, Superman, and Batman. Read More

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Hassan T., taking it step by step

| May 17th, 2014

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Hassan learned through his childhood in foster care that no matter what happens in life, it’s important to just keep going step by step. He wants to help as many people as possible, and he has a plan in place – step after step. Read More

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Jimaral M. is fighting stereotypes

| May 16th, 2014

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Jimaral wants to make movies. “My babysitter was the television set. I learned a lot through TV and it was really engaging to me. I was exposed to so much at such a young age. The more I learn in my classes and at school the more I recognize stereotypes in the media that I want to fight in my work Read More

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Aurora S. aims higher again

| May 15th, 2014

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Aurora  currently attends the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she is studying early childhood and elementary education; she is a rising senior.  Read More

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Valerie H., living the ex pat life

| May 14th, 2014

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Since August 2012 Foster Care to Success alumnus Valerie has been living in Florence, Italy working as an architect, teaching, and traveling throughout Europe. Read More

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Ricardo R. will rock it all

| May 13th, 2014

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Ricardo is an actor, dancer, entrepreneur, blogger … and college graduate.  Of particular pride to Ricardo, he sang the National Anthem at his commencement ceremony.  Read More

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