September Hero of the Month – Keith Hefner

| September 13th, 2013

Shining a spotlight on an important topic that most people do not think much about is heroic, and that is why Keith Hefner is Foster Care to Success’s Foster Care Hero of the month for September. Keith, a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, is a winner of the Luther P. Jackson Award for Educational […]

10 Steps to Academic Success

| September 10th, 2013

The new school year is upon us, and most students have started the new semester at their colleges or professional training programs. College is so different than high school, and it is easy to get lost and overwhelmed. In December, no one wants to look back at the semester to see failing grades and wasted […]

Movie Review – Short Term 12 – by Pam Pierce

| September 4th, 2013

We have a special movie review this week from Pam Pierce, retention specialist at Foster Care to Success. Check out her review below. Movies about kids in the foster system tend to go one of two directions. The movies may be so sweet that watching them reminds you of that moment when the syrup just […]

Helping Your Foster Sensory Child

| September 3rd, 2013

Is your foster child anxious, distracted or rigid? Has he or she been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, AD/ HD, autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, a bipolar or mood disorder, OCD, or sensory processing disorder? If so, you know from practical experience how days can seem overwhelming when providing safe havens for […]

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 […]