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From Inner-City LA to UC Berkeley by Shannon Mayock

| August 30th,2013

LOS ANGELES, CA-Jhoanna Carrera grew up in Huntington Park, one of the most impoverished and infamously violent areas in the nation.  The poised teenager is a recipient of the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship, and started her freshman at UC Berkeley today.  Her story is one of focus, discipline, civic engagement, and involvement with an after-school […]

Are Male Students Getting Left Behind When They Enter the Workforce?

| August 27th,2013

More than a third of wives earn more than their husbands, up from 23.7 percent in 1987, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which also reports that the unemployment rate is higher for men than it is for women. Why has this happened? Can it be simply explained away by the recession? According to […]

The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got that Way

| August 23rd,2013

The end of the summer always brings new books about education, a bonus for me as I try to learn more about education to become better at my new job as communications manager at Foster Care to Success. A book about the current state of education came across my desk and was interesting enough that […]

Social Networking Sites Increase in Popularity for Recruiting Job Applicants

| August 21st,2013

When you are in school, websites like Vine, Twitter, and Facebook seem like they are all about fun. It’s never too early to remember to be professional on social media sites and to clean up your accounts. Your future employer could be watching you. According to a poll released by the Society for Human Resource Management […]

Protect Yourself at School

| August 13th,2013

The new school year is almost upon us. In the flurry of new classes, new books, new friends, and even new places to live, safety is one thing that can be forgotten. Thomas M. Kane, president of The College Safety Zone and author of the book Protect Yourself at College: Smart Choices – Safe Results (Capital […]

August Heroes of the Month – Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley

| August 5th,2013

In July, I attended the American Bar Association‘s Conference on Children and the Law, and I am glad that I did because I got to hear two foster heroes give the keynote presentation. Kevin Ryan is the president of Covenant House International, which helps 56,000 at-risk and street youths in over 20 cities in six […]

Book Recommendations from Our Scholarship Recipients

| July 31st,2013

Summer is the perfect time to escape into another world through a book – whether it’s a salacious beach read or a book that gets your brain gears smoking. We asked some of the smartest, most fun people we know – the Foster Care to Success Scholarship recipients – what their favorite books were, and […]

College Funding Spotlight: Casey Family Services (CFS) Alumni Scholarship

| July 23rd,2013

Finding money to pay for college can seem daunting to students, almost as difficult as any college class. Most students don’t realize that there are scholarships for everything under the sun, and students don’t have to pay them back like they have to with loans. The College of Wooster gives an annual scholarship to students […]

Surprising Tip for Test Success – Have a Snack

| July 22nd,2013

Have you ever lost your focus or attention in the middle of a test? Has the information you spent hours studying flown out of your head never to return? Stefanie Weisman, author of The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College, has a surprising tip for maintaining your concentration […]