on foster care issues:

Students from the Foster Care System Speak Out

| July 15th, 2013

In a panel at the American Bar Association Conference on Children and the Law last week,  three successful students who’ve been in the foster system discussed what it was like trying to balance school, work, and the demands of living in the child welfare system. In their panel discussion – “Voices from the Child Welfare System” – the [...]

July 2013 Heroes

| July 5th, 2013

We couldn’t choose just one hero for July, and if you knew the 2013 Aim Higher Fellows, you would know why. In early June, a group of 22 nervous college students gathered in Washington, D.C. as the inaugural Foster Care to Success Aim Higher Fellows. No one knew each other. Many hadn’t been to Washington [...]

June 2013 Hero – Tremale Berger

| June 28th, 2013

“You can share a story and people can carry that story forever.”  – Tremale Berger Former foster student Tremale Berger’s love of speaking took him somewhere he never expected – the largest speech contest in the world: The 2013 Toastmasters International Speech Contest.  Each year, nearly 30,000 people from around the world compete for the [...]

Semester at Sea Adventure by Molly Sobol

| June 10th, 2013

Right now I am sailing on the MV Explorer on my way from Ghana to Morocco, I have spent this semester circumnavigating the globe on the Semester at Sea, Spring 2013 voyage, thanks to the generous support of Foster Care to Success. In the last four months I have had the opportunity to spend time [...]

Foster Care Highlighted on New Television Show

| June 3rd, 2013

Have you ever liked a character on a television show because he reminds you of yourself? Have you ever connected with a character because you’ve gone through the same types of life events? People who’ve gone through the foster care system have had difficulty finding anyone exactly like them on TV – until now.   [...]

May 2013 Heroes

| May 8th, 2013

Grandfather

May, as we all know, is Foster Care Month.  A time to celebrate ALL the foster care heroes.  We asked our students to tell us who they would call a hero, and we got hundreds of responses – far too many to post on a blog!  It was very hard, but we chose a representative [...]

“My life is much richer just by knowing her.”

| April 11th, 2013

Morgan and Michelle are part of the Foster Care to  Success Academic Success Coaching Program.  The boundaries of this program state that meetings in person are not permitted; however, occasionally an exception is made for coaches and students with a longstanding relationship.  Here is Morgan’s story of meeting her coach, Michelle, for the first time [...]

April 2013 Hero

| April 9th, 2013

Now Norma Knits

Some people are heroes behind the scenes.  Such is Norma Miller, knitter (or, “needle artist”) and blogger extraordinaire.  Seven years ago, the Foster Care to Success Care Package Program was undergoing a transformation from boxes of goodies mailed to designated students from their “Secret Santas” to a more structured, thrice yearly endeavor involving thousands of [...]

Another Great Trip Thanks to FC2S!

| April 4th, 2013

Over spring break 2013, Victoria, a senior at Marywood University in Pennsylvania, had the incredible opportunity to travel to Poland and visit the cities of Wroclaw and Warsaw with a Foster Care to Success Study Abroad Scholarship.  Here is what she has to say about her trip: Most of my time was spent in Wroclaw, [...]

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