on foster care issues:

Foster Care By The Numbers

| August 6th, 2012

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) has just released The State of America’s Children® 2012 Handbook. In case you’re not familiar with their work, CDF is an excellent national nonprofit that pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. And their new handbook has a lot to say about foster youth. [...]

From Foster Youth to Doctor

| August 3rd, 2012

Southern Illinois University’s Department of Psychology is reporting on one of our students: “DOCTOR Smith’s work has appeared in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Career Assessment, and Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.” This is what we like to see: our students earning prestigious titles, degrees and jobs; our students giving back; our [...]

We Cannot Fail

| July 27th, 2012

Ever wonder what it feels like to be a young person who has aged out of the foster care system and is struggling to put themselves through college? We received an astounding letter from one of our students, Michael from Ohio, detailing just this. He forwarded it to us after sending it to his county [...]

A Powerful Partnership

| July 26th, 2012

Now that our summer InternAmerica program has wrapped up, we’re hearing more and more from our interns about their day-to-day experiences. One such intern is Nikki Goncalves. Nikki interned with Alliant Credit Union – a close partner in our mission to connect foster youth with the education and training they need to successfully enter adulthood. Nikki [...]

It Pays to Be Nice to Everyone

| July 25th, 2012

Foster Care Students James

James Spivey is a junior at West Virginia University, studying management information systems. He recently sent us an email, which we thought was very worth sharing! “I learned a valuable lesson today. I was running around campus the entire day to get everything situated for school. Unfortunately, when I got to the financial aid office, they [...]

Success in all Areas of Life

| July 19th, 2012

Our students are successful in so many areas of life. Take Condola Williams for example. Condola is a former Education Training Voucher recipient who graduated from a leading Maryland community college in 2010. She’s now a junior at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore Campus. She’s feeling great about her life, her education and herself. You [...]

Always Looking Up

| July 17th, 2012

One of our ETV students, Alex, has traveled to Borneo to participate in a program sponsored by Miami University of Ohio and the Cincinnati Zoo. And guess what? He’s keeping a blog about his adventures. His major is primatology with a minor in global sustainability and conservation. He will be studying several species that are [...]

FC2S’ 2012 Summer Celebration

| July 16th, 2012

Last week, with generous sponsorship from international law firm Reed Smith, FC2S held our annual Summer Celebration at the firm’s office in downtown Washington, DC.  The celebration wrapped up our 2012 InternAmerica program, which places outstanding students in prestigious internships in Washington, DC and other major cities across the U.S. and provides the assistance they [...]

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, [...]