Tag Archives: foster children

Razing the Bar: Turning Institutions Into Family Razing the Bar

At 18, after a youth spent in foster care, homeless shelters, and other county institutions, Dontae Lartigue rolled up his […more…]

Turning Foster Care Into an ‘Engine of Opportunity’ John Burton Advocates for Youth

In 2018, a few months after Elizabeth Clews exited the foster care system at 18 years old, she was pregnant […more…]

Helping Foster Care Survivors ‘Weather the Storms’ A Home Within

Anthony Pico was homeless, unemployed, and had aged out of the foster care system when he started seeing a therapist […more…]

YLC Convenes National Conference of QPI Champions Youth Law Center

YLC launched the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) over a decade ago as a national movement committed to ensuring that all […more…]

Victory for California Children and Youth’s Access to Extracurriculars, One of the Most Important Interventions Youth Law Center

While extracurricular and enrichment activities like summer camp, dance lessons and sports are a key part of most children’s childhood, […more…]

Power in Partnership: Elevating Shared Parenting Policies and Practices Through The Lens of Lived Experience Youth Law Center

Youth Law Center’s Quality Parenting Initiative has created a national movement to change the policies, practices, and culture of foster […more…]

YLC Litigation Protects the Rights of Youth to Participate in Juvenile Justice Reform  Youth Law Center

The participation of directly impacted youth in reform of our punitive and ineffective juvenile justice system is both necessary and […more…]

Advocating for Access to Higher Education Programs for Juvenile Justice Involved Youth Youth Law Center

California’s juvenile justice system intervenes in the lives of some of the children who have experienced the greatest challenges, and […more…]

Designed to Fail: New YLC Report Reveals Abusive, Inhumane Treatment of Black Children with Disabilities in TN Youth Law Center

YLC’s new investigative report, Designed to Fail,  in partnership with Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) exposes the inhumane and abusive treatment […more…]

A Home Within Invites You to Our Next Continuing Education Event  A Home Within

Please join us for our next free Continuing Education event! Did you know that when you volunteer with A Home […more…]

YLC Transforms Foster Care Nationally through the Quality Parenting Initiative Youth Law Center

YLC launched the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) over a decade ago as a national movement committed to ensuring that all […more…]

The Transformational Power of Therapy A Home Within

A child comes into your life. Your response is an unqualified commitment to them – no matter what they say […more…]

40 Years of Transforming the Lives of Children and Youth in the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems Youth Law Center

The Youth Law Center’s Executive Director Jennifer Rodriguez knows just how hard being a child in the foster care and […more…]

For Foster Youth, Unity Care Means Home Sweet Home Unity Care

Two decades ago, André V. Chapman was torn between his executive sales job in Silicon Valley and a nonprofit he’d […more…]

Hope for My Brothers and Sisters Coming Out of Foster Care Razing the Bar

As early as I can remember, my life has been an emotional rollercoaster. My family would go from being stable […more…]

Indelibly Changing the Lives of Silicon Valley Foster Youth Pivotal

When the pandemic forced the world to go virtual, the team at Pivotal – a nonprofit offering long-term coaching, scholarships, […more…]

The Power of Policy Change John Burton Advocates for Youth

What if you could invest in an organization that, with an annual budget of $2 million, has produced $3.3 billion […more…]