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California Youth Connections

Rating: 5 stars   1 review 1,102

Address:

1611 Telegraph Avenue Oakland CA 94612 USA

Mission:

To promote the participation of foster youth in policy development and legislative change to improve the foster care system. The organization strives to work with decision makers to improve social work practice and child welfare policy.

Programs:

Trained hundreds of foster youth on leadership and advocacy skills so they are able to collaborate with policymakers on system change.

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(415) 442-5060
www.calyouthconn.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Terrific non-profit organization with a truly important goal: "To promote the participation of foster youth in policy development and legislative change to improve the foster care system, and strives to improve social work practice and child welfare policy." Consider that: - 20% of the US foster care population is in California - Up to 50% of former foster/probation youth become homeless within the first 18 months of emancipation - 27% of the homeless population spent time in foster care - Youth in foster care are 44% less likely to graduate from high school - Girls in foster care are six times more likely to give birth before the age of 21 than the general population This organization, mainly run by ex-foster care youths, is working to improve the odds above. As California residents, as neighbors to these kids, how can we not get more involved?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting multiple foster youths who have been helped by CYC, as well as having met the organizations leadership to discuss where their greatest needs are.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

 
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