on foster care issues:

How Will You Be Seen In 2015?

| January 2nd, 2015

Happy New Year! As 2015 begins, many people have new year’s resolutions. Losing weight, saving money and finding a better job are very popular, but what about setting some online goals for this year? In 2014, 3 billion people used the internet with more than half of them accessing social media. A whopping 4.75 billion [...]

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 [...]

Wishing Our Parenting Liason a Happy Retirement!

| December 18th, 2014

Wishing Our Parenting Liason a Happy Retirement! 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 [...]

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 Finals [...]

Money Matters! Lacresha White Explains Why

| November 20th, 2014

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 [...]

Challenges and Solutions from the 2013 National Convening

| August 12th, 2014

  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.

Meet Our 2014 Aim Higher Fellows!

| May 31st, 2014

Aim Higher

AIM 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.

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