Success Stories

child in foster careTogether we create thousands of success stories, one at a time. 

Foster Care to Success is a community of volunteers, supporters, students, graduates and staff, along with service providers, community leaders, foster parents and all those working to improve the lives of foster youth. Here are some of our stories.

Our Graduates

Over 50,000 foster youth have received information, advice, support or funding from Foster Care to Success, helping them to transition from care to adulthood through education. We applaud our newest graduates!

In Their Own Words

Our students share their accomplishments, their hopes and fears, and their day-to-day triumphs and tragedies. Here are just a few of their stories. 

Success Stories

We are proud of every Foster Care to Success student; here are stories about their accomplishment in and out of school.

Foster Care Heroes

Foster parents, caseworkers, CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates), educators, mentors, coaches and more all make a difference in the lives of America’s foster youth. Here are the stories of some such Foster Care Heroes. 

Social Media Stories: Up-to-Date News & Info

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Check out these 5 success stories!

Lacresha Explains Why “Money Matters!”

Lacresha White, Frostburg State University

What happens when you put former foster youth in a room full of foster care professionals? Education…but the “teacher” may surprise you. On Nov. 17, 2014, the Child Welfare League of America hosted “Financial Challenges Facing Youth in Transition,” a panel discussion about how to create policies and practices to help foster youth with money management. And […]

Heart 2 Heart in One Community

Albert Einstein once said, “A life lived for others, is the only life worth living.” Jodie Williams is a great example of this. Williams is the founder of Heart 2 Heart, a small nonprofit of volunteers in Solano County, CA dedicated to helping local foster youth. According to an article on, Heart 2 Heart’s “goal is […]

Creating Change at Her Alma Mater

Bette Maisel is a 2014 Aim Higher Fellow attending Notre Dame de Namur University. As a senior at NDNU, Maisel is leveraging her Aim Higher experience to design a program to support other foster youth attending her university. “The program will create healthier experiences for students transitioning from high school to college. We want to help find […]

A Gentleman of Passion

Three years ago Tremale Berger stood confidently in front of a crowd. He looked out at the gathering of around 40 young men, certain his eloquently prepared speech would compel the youth to action. A sea of wide, expecting eyes rested on Tremale, and as he scanned the room and looked into the eyes of […]

Alberto Aparicio – Public Health Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control

“The people who work at Foster Care 2 Success were always there for me,” says San Francisco State University graduate Al Aparicio fondly, “When you grow up the way we did, it can be hard finding someone to trust.  Some of us have lost a lot. Knowing Tina was there to talk to made it […]

Over 50,000 foster youth have received information, advice, support or funding from Foster Care to Success.