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Christian's Story

By Zae15 — May 14, 2019

Christian Carter 19 years old He/Him/His & They/Them/Theirs 5 years in Pennsylvania's child welfare system. Christian Carter entered care at the age of 13. He was asked to be removed from his home to ensure his safety as a queer black youth... Read more

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Administrative Assistant

By emilyfish — May 3, 2019

Position: Administrative Assistant Responsible to: Finance & Office Manager, Nissa Roberts Compensation: Assistant, A3 range; $12.25 - $13.75/hour, DOQ; Non-Exempt; Full-time; Generous Paid Time Off; Dental; Medical - Summer 2019 Start date:... Read more

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5 Facts About Foster Care from Brookings Institution's Center on Children and Families

By emilyfish — Apr 25, 2019

The Brookings Institution's Center on Children and Families has issued a blog that outlines 5 FACTS ABOUT FOSTER CARE and summarizes policy priorities for foster parent recruitment programs. Check out the blog "Keeping up with the caseload: How to... Read more

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Council Members Discuss the Vision and Re-Envisioning of the 21st Century Child Welfare System with Dr. David Sanders of Casey Family Programs

By emilyfish — Apr 24, 2019

National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council Members met with Dr. David Sanders of Casey Family Programs this morning to discuss the vision and re-envisioning of the 21st Century Child Welfare System. Members shared ideas around prevention... Read more

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Constituent Engagement Webinar Summary

By APetite1 — Apr 3, 2019

On Feb. 21, 2019, The National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council held a webinar to discuss improving constituent engagement (voices of lived experience in child welfare) in policy and practice. We heard first-hand about best practices... Read more

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Finding Your People: How Foster Youth Connect

By shannonsymonds — Mar 12, 2019

We believe foster youth benefit from community connections with their peers. Whether you connect through FosterClub, a Youth Advisory Board, or another peer network - we want to hear from you! Are you a young person (24 or under) that has... Read more

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Cordelia Cranshaw, Miss D.C. 2019

By yeseniaanaya — Mar 8, 2019

FosterClub had the privilege to chat with Cordelia Cranshaw, a former foster youth, and the reigning Miss District of Columbia, USA, 2019. Cordelia was in and out of foster care for most of her childhood, aging out of care at 21 years old. "Growing... Read more