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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

Public Welfare Announces New Strategic Framework

Calling it a “moral imperative,” the Public Welfare Foundation has announced a strategy shift to double down on their programmatic priorities of criminal and youth justice, and “focus on catalyzing a transformative approach to justice that is community-led, restorative, and racially just.” Click here to read the full announcement.

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

YTFG statement on waiver allowing private foster care agencies to discriminate based on religious beliefs

Members of the YTFG are deeply troubled by the Administration’s recent approval of a waiver request from South Carolina that allows a foster care agency to discriminate against potential foster parents based on their religious beliefs. This waiver has the potential to upend decades of federal protections that make safety, permanency and well-being the highestRead More

Walter S. Johnson Foundation Receives Philanthropy Award

The Walter S. Johnson Foundation (WSJF) is the recipient of the 2018 Bernard Osher Philanthropist of the Year award for its support of the Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) and other programs to support low income youth in community colleges across California.  Every year, the award is selected by the Network of California Community FoundationsRead More

50 State Report Highlights State-by-State Data on Youth Transitions from Foster Care

The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative released a report that shares data from all 50 states on how young people transitioning from foster care are faring on a number of critical indicators. The report, entitled Fostering Youth Transitions: Using Data to Drive Policy and Practice Decisions relies on a combinationRead More

YTFG Members Featured in New York Times Article

A recent New York Times article featured two YTFG members, the Melville Charitable Trust and Sauer Family Foundation, as examples of small foundations that are using their investments wisely for larger impact. In Some Tips for Small Foundations Seeking to “Punch Above their Weight,” the Melville Charitable Trust (Janice Elliott and Aimee Hendrigan) received aRead More

Casey Seeks Applicants for 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking the next cohort of Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council members. They are inviting youth to apply if they are 18-25, have current or former involvement with the juvenile justice system, and want to grow their advocacy and leadership skills. See details at this link.

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