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Media Center Press Releases & Statements

Artists Across United States Knit for Foster Students

| September 17th, 2013

Contact: Jennifer Hughes, jhughes@fc2success.org, 571-203-0270 Artists Across United States Knit for Foster Students Scarf donations accepted between September 1 and December 15 Sept. 17, 2013, STERLING, Va. – Starting in August, knitters across the country began crafting scarves for the Red Scarf Project, which sends care packages to college and training program students who have experienced [...]

New FC2S Program Aims to Improve College Readiness for Foster Youth

| June 5th, 2013

Contact: Jennifer Hughes, Communications Manager jhughes@fc2success.org 571 203-0270, ext.117 New FC2S Program Aims to Improve College Readiness for Foster Youth The more prepared students are for college the more likely they are to succeed. That’s why Foster Care to Success has developed the Aim Higher Fellows Program. Aim Higher is a peer-to-peer mentoring program that seeks [...]

AS STUDENT LOAN DEBT INCREASES, FC2S OFFERS INDIVIDUALS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPONSOR A FOSTER YOUTH’S COLLEGE EDUCATION

| June 29th, 2012

Washington, DC – As college costs increase and student loan debt soars, one organization’s unique program helps some of the nation’s most vulnerable young people – those aging out of the foster care system – to attend school without accruing a mountain of debt. The national nonprofit Foster Care to Success (FC2S) is connecting the [...]

FOSTER CARE TO SUCCESS KICKS OFF 2012 INTERNAMERICA PROGRAM; CONNECTS FOSTER YOUTH W/ PRESTIGIOUS, CAREER-BUILDING INTERNSHIPS

| June 14th, 2012

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Foster Care to Success (FC2S), a national nonprofit committed to helping foster youth attend and graduate from college ready to enter the workforce, kicked off their 2012 InternAmerica program. Created in 1994, the program places outstanding FC2S students in prestigious internships in Washington, DC and other major cities across the [...]

FOSTER CARE TO SUCCESS APPLAUDS 2012 COLLEGE GRADUATES; FC2S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS BOAST 62% GRADUATION RATE, 6X NATIONAL AVERAGE

| May 31st, 2012

Washington, DC – Young people in foster care are often dealt a bad hand in their early years. Their birth family cannot or will not raise them, and with no home to call their own, no family to help them find a job, and no parent to guide their journey, their futures can be uncertain. [...]

FOSTER CARE TO SUCCESS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE SOLUTIONS TO THE CHALLENGES FOSTER YOUTH FACE

| May 29th, 2012

Washington, DC – There have always been orphans: children who lose their parents to physical or mental illness, incarceration, death, or other life-shattering circumstances. And there will always be orphans — except today they don’t enter orphanages, they enter foster care. On Tuesday, Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) — the oldest and largest national provider of [...]

PRESS RELEASE: STATE OF MISSOURI AND FOSTER CARE TO SUCCESS KICK OFF “MISSOURI REACH” PROGRAM FOR FORMER FOSTER YOUTH

| May 21st, 2012

Washington, DC – In partnership with the national nonprofit Foster Care to Success, the Missouri Department of Social Services and the Missouri Department of Higher Education kicked off a new initiative on Tuesday to help eligible foster youth afford an education at Mo. colleges and universities. The program, called Missouri Reach, not only offsets tuition [...]