on foster care issues:

Living the Dream

| July 9th, 2012

DaShae Dunbar is a pyschology major who hopes to go into counseling. She wrote us a quick note about how her InternAmerica internship is working out. Sounds like she’s living the dream! Once again I have been blessed with an opportunity from Foster Care to Success (FC2S) – in the form of a Washington, DC [...]

Kayla Becker: InternAmerica Brings Great Rewards

| July 2nd, 2012

Kayla Becker

Kayla Becker is interning thru our InternAmerica program at the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law, where she’s gone from being disinterested to down with politics. Why the change of heart? Her story is below. “Japanese food – my favorite. I wonder if there will be any good Japanese food in Washington, [...]

Every Interaction has an Impact

| June 27th, 2012

Rebecca James

Continuing with our InternAmerica student blogs, below is a touching and personal piece from Rebecca James. Rebecca is interning at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and helping create television segments for Wednesday’s Child. More than 700 children have found permanent loving families after being featured on the Wednesday’s Child television program. And who better [...]

Taking Washington, DC by Storm!

| June 26th, 2012


Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring blog posts by our InternAmerica students. Below is a post from Katie on her exciting internship working for a member of Congress in Washington, DC! My name is Katie and I am double majoring in biology and psychology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I [...]

A Ripple Effect

| June 22nd, 2012

We love it when the students we serve go on to serve others. And we really love it when they write us to let us know about the impact they’re making in the world. We recently got this email from a former student who received one of our scholarships. He’s using the degree he earned [...]

Father’s Day and Foster Youth

| June 14th, 2012


Father’s Day can be an isolating time for foster youth. While thousands around the world are celebrating their paternal fathers, others are lamenting their permanent loss, remembering (sometimes bitterly) parents who are absent from their lives, or just trying to forget. For those who have never experienced parental loss, it’s important to recognize that, just [...]

Daring to Dream

| June 11th, 2012

Tremale J. Berger was born in 1986 in Torrance, California. He became a foster child when he was less than 6 months old, and was circulated through multiple homes before arriving at a stable housing situation at the age of two. He was extremely fortunate to have been placed with a foster mother who treated [...]

Inspiring the Next Generation of Nurses

| June 6th, 2012

Casey Family Scholars

Meet Sarah Ali – one of our Casey Family Scholars. Sarah was in our undergrad program from 2004-2008 before joining our graduate program and just this month receiving her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota. What’s more, Sarah has been featured on the cover of Minnesota Nursing magazine! We were so psyched when [...]

So You Think You Can Dance?

| May 30th, 2012

Meet FC2S student Scott Marzette, (B.A. Jacksonville State University 2012) a finalist on BET’s national Lens on Talent dance show competition. Scott was described by Lens on Talent host radio and television personality Free as “a dancer who is used to beating the odds.” Scott hopes the passion and joy inherent in his dancing will [...]

FC2S Students on CNN!

| May 17th, 2012

Caroline James, 23, and Sean Hudson, 22 were recently featured on CNN. They both entered care at age 11, they both attend the University of Alabama, and they both receive support through Foster Care to Success.  Sean is a Social Work major with a 3.7 GPA, and Caroline double majors in Communications and Psychology with [...]