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[Guest Blog] Making Time to Show Kindness

| April 15th, 2015

“Now!” “Mine!” “No!” These are three lovely words that I hear frequently as the mom of a 4 year old and a 1.5 year old. Let’s face it: Kids are selfish, and the truth is, we all are. Attempting to fight this selfishness, I resolved to serve more with my kids, and this resolution has [...]

New Mexico Wins in Foster Youth’s Medicaid Coverage

| April 8th, 2015

New Mexico, along with 13 other states, has made an enormous leap for providing Medicaid coverage for foster youth. Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation requiring the state to provide Medicaid coverage to former foster children up to age 26, no matter what state they resided in when they aged out of foster care. Why is [...]

Passion: The Heart of a True Gentleman

| April 8th, 2015

Three years ago Tremale Berger stood confidently in front of a crowd. He looked out at the gathering of around 40 young men, certain his eloquently prepared speech would compel the youth to action. A sea of wide, expecting eyes rested on Tremale, and as he scanned the room and looked into the eyes of [...]

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

| April 7th, 2015

Our work at Foster Care to Success is so intrinsically tied this issue, as some people fail to realize: children in the foster care system are not bad kids, rather they’ve had bad things happen to them. Every year, about 3 million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States, most of which [...]

Aim Higher Alum Creates Change at Her University

| March 31st, 2015

Bette Maisel is a 2014 Aim Higher Fellow attending Notre Dame de Namur University. As a senior at NDNU, Maisel is leveraging her Aim Higher experience to design a program to support other foster youth attending her university. “The program will create healthier experiences for students transitioning from high school to college. We want to [...]

6 Ways to Search for a Summer Internship

| March 31st, 2015

The end of spring break means summer is right around the corner! As you make plans for how and where to spend those upcoming summer months, why not consider putting yourself one step ahead of the competition and apply for an internship? Interning boosts your resume and makes you stand out from the crowd because [...]

Is Temping Right For You?

| March 26th, 2015

Is graduation looming? Are you unsure of where you want to work or what you want to do? What if you could work on short term assignments to better understand what you like or don’t like? You can. It’s called temping. So, what is temping?                           photo by: Fotolia Temping is exactly how it sounds: [...]

Former Foster Youth Gives Back Through Heart 2 Heart Charity

| March 13th, 2015

Albert Einstein once said, “A life lived for others, is the only life worth living.” Jodie Williams is a great example of this. Williams is the founder of Heart 2 Heart, a small nonprofit of volunteers in Solano County, CA dedicated to helping local foster youth. According to an article on dailyrepublic.com, Heart 2 Heart’s [...]