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National Alliance to End Homelessness Releases “The State of Homelessness in America 2015″ Report

| April 10th, 2015

The National Alliance to End Homelessness recently released a report, which found that on any given night in January 2014, 578,424 people experienced homelessness. This, the report explains, means people who were sleeping outside, in an emergency shelter or in a transitional housing program. “The State of Homelessness in America 2015” also revealed that unaccompanied [...]

What’s the Latest News in Foster Care Legislation?

| March 31st, 2015

From national headlines to local news, the foster care field is a hot topic. All across the nation child welfare advocates continue working tirelessly to improve the experiences of youth in and out of foster care. Want to learn about the latest news in foster care legislation? Check out some of the most recent proposed [...]

Global Skills Study Reveals American Millennials Fall Behind International Peers

| March 13th, 2015

According to the Pew Research Center, in 2015 the number of Millennials in America will surpass Baby Boomers, making Gen Y the largest generation in our nation. Yet, the popular concept, “strength in numbers,” doesn’t prove true for this group of young workers—at least when it comes to literacy and arithmetic skills. According to a [...]

CRS Recent Report Profiles Current and Former Foster Youth

| December 8th, 2014

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued an October 2014 report with data from National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) FY 2011-13. The Child Welfare: Profiles of Current and Former Older Youth Based on the National Youth in Transition report provides a summary and detailed data about independent living services, education, work, health and other outcomes of [...]

Foster U Announcement

| August 5th, 2014

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2013 National Convening on Foster Youth and Higher Education

| March 21st, 2014

Hot off the press – Last October more than 100 professionals gathered in Los Angeles to discuss a national drive to  improve higher education outcomes for foster youth.  FC2S was in integral part of the meeting, and prepared the Conference Proceedings: 2013 National Convening on Foster Youth and Higher Education.