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April 2013 Hero

| April 9th,2013

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, […]

Next year’s goals are GRAND!

| March 27th,2013

Every year, we ask our returning scholarship recipients to answer an essay prompt as part of the hoops they have to jump through in order to get a scholarship the following.  Small hoops, and we help them through – and good hoops, because they make you think.  Here’s the essay prompt: Everybody has long-term plans […]

Sometimes it’s not just about classroom learning.

| March 15th,2013

Recently Amy Hale, a senior at the University of Colorado, Denver, and seven other students from a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs traveled to rural Southwest Guatemala to study sustainable development and health care. We’re proud to have been able to support her trip with FC2S Study Abroad Funding.   Here is what Amy has […]

March 2013 Hero

| March 12th,2013

I will never forget the first time I saw foster youth advocate Lisa Dickson.  It was at a  conference seven or eight years ago, and – truly! – across a crowded room she shone like a star, surrounded by chattering, laughing teenagers.  With her platinum ringlets cascading and her Taylor Swift red lipstick, she sparkled […]

Ricardo Redd and Lessons Learned

| February 19th,2013

Ricardo Redd is a senior at Barry University in Florida, set to graduate next December with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and a solid 3.0 GPA.  He’s come a long way in the years we’ve known him, as he’s learned to excel at school and in his chosen craft while handling the responsibilities of independent […]

February 2013 Hero

| February 15th,2013

Amanda Metivier spent three years in foster care before aging out, and going on to receive a Bachelor’s (2008) and Master’s (2012) degree in Social Work from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Amanda has been a foster parent to teen girls, and is coordinator and founder of the advocacy organization Facing Foster Care in Alaska […]

January 2013 Hero

| January 2nd,2013

Thuch Malual Deng graduated from the University of Washington on June 11, 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health/Individualized Studies and Diversity.  He came to this country a “lost boy of the Sudan;” he knows his graduation date but not his birthday – all “lost boys” celebrate on January 1 because, “growing up without […]

December 2012 Hero

| December 1st,2012

Every child needs a hero, somebody who believes in them wholeheartedly, and who is always on their side. Katie Napolitano, VP at a social impact investment company, is also Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to six New York City foster children, ages 4-19.  These brothers and sisters had only been in the same room together […]

“cover and brochure design: Iberia Zafira (BIO Intelligence Service)”

| November 29th,2012

Stanford University senior Iberia Zafira recently wrote us the following email:     With your support, I was able to achieve my dream of studying abroad in France.  As a Stanford in Government Environmental Policy fellow, I interned with BIO Intelligence Service (BIO), an environmental consultancy in Paris. At BIO, I worked on projects such […]