Member News

YTFG COVID-19 Resource Center

To support our members and the field as we navigate the challenges of the pandemic together, the YTFG Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new COVID-19 Resource Center. This new resource center: is created with the unique information needs of funders who invest in improving outcomes for youth and young adult. provides highly curatedRead More

Youth Law Center Emergency Planning Resource

The Youth Law Center has developed a resource to assist attorneys and advocates working with transition age youth during the crisis we are all facing. While the focus is on planning with transition age youth in foster care, much of the material will be relevant to a wider range of youth and some of theRead More

New Resource Guide from California Homeless Youth Project

The California Homeless Youth Project (CHYP) published a new resource guide for students experiencing basic needs insecurity at California’s public colleges and universities, entitled Emergency Housing, Food, & Financial Resources for Undergraduates at California’s Public Colleges and Universities. Funded by the Walter S. Johnson Foundation and California Wellness Foundation, the resource guide builds on CHYP’s recentRead More

Los Angeles County Elevates Youth Voices in Systems Reform

Our very own YTFG Fellows, Lucero Noyola and Carmen Noyola, played a critical role in advocating for the creation of Los Angeles County’s first-ever Youth Commission which elevates the voices of youth in policy and programming decisions at the county level. To learn more about the Commission see this Chronicle of Social Change article.  “When weRead More

CDF Releases Family First Implementation Guide

The Children’s Defense Fund, with funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Redlich Horwitz Foundation, has released Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, a comprehensive resource that analyzes each provision of the legislation in detail. The guide is a question-and-answer-style resource that aims to help a wide variety of stakeholders better understand theRead More

Keeping Kids in Families Brief

In its latest data brief, Keeping Kids in Families, the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines how placements for young people in foster care have changed from 2007 to 2017. The brief highlights the advances that have been made by child welfare agencies to connect children and youth with families. In 2017, 86% of the childrenRead More

Miguel Ortiz Named New Yorker of the Week

In late April, Miguel Ortiz was named NY1’s New Yorker of the Week. The segment aired April 29 and spotlights both Miguel’s amazing story as well as the Fair Futures initiative and why every foster youth in New York City deserves a coach to provide essential support and access to opportunity.

Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases New Data Snapshot

In Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement, the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines how placements for young people in foster care have changed from 2007 to 2017. Using data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Casey finds that child welfare systems are doing a better job of placingRead More

Launch of Fair Futures NY

A coalition of over 70 organizations recently launched Fair Futures NY, an effort to secure $50 million in investment from New York City to provide comprehensive supports to every young person in foster care up to age 26. The effort calls for all youth in foster care from middle school and older to be paired withRead More

Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases Future Savings Report and Infographic

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released Future Savings, which highlights some of the economic impact when young people age out of foster care. The report and infographic explore four areas – education, early parenthood, homelessness and incarceration – where they fare worse than their general population peers. Readers will learn the economic cost ofRead More

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