April 4, 2017

FYA Partners Weave Web of Connections

FYA PARTNERS WEAVE WEB OF CONNECTIONS A network cannot hold merely through threads radiating out from the center.  Our strength and resilience comes not just from the depth of FYA’s connections to each of our partners, but through the connections and links between and among them.   These cross-network partnerships are blossoming at FYA.  See below […]

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April 3, 2017

FYA partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Baker &– McKenzie law firm for Bay Area foster youth leadership opportunity

FYA partners with HP Enterprise and Baker &– McKenzie law firm for Bay Area foster youth leadership opportunity: Youth Leader Susan Page gives her perspective FYA had the unique opportunity to partner with the incredible pro bono team of the international law firm Baker-McKenzie and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to design and deliver a special […]

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April 3, 2017

New Foster Youth Voice Program lifts off in Denver

New Foster Youth Voice Program lifts off in Denver Colorado’s Foster youth now have a powerful program to help raise up their voices, thanks to the Denver-based Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. Betsy Fordyce, Director of the new Youth Empowerment Program at the Center, has hit the ground running, and it’s already taking shape. She’s hiring […]

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February 16, 2017

Chronicle of Social Change Covers FYA’s 2016 Poll of Foster Youth Issues

We are excited to report that FYA’s 2016 Poll of Foster Youth Issues received recent coverage in the the Chronicle of Social Change.  The article highlighted, among other facts, that “Results indicated that sibling visitation, homelessness prevention, college access and success, and opportunities for independent living are the top priorities among current and former foster […]

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November 9, 2016

An Open letter to the Foster Youth in Action Community

November 9th, 2016 Dear Friends, colleagues, allies, and partners, This election has shown the deep divisions in this country and is a stark reminder of how important it is for us to remain united in our struggle for justice. Our country is divided, but Foster Youth in Action (FYA) remains deeply committed to working across […]

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October 10, 2016

In DC on Saturday, October 22nd? Please join us for a National Showcase of Foster Youth Action!

Please Join Us Foster Youth Action Showcase  Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 10:00am – 12:30pm Hear Presentations from young leaders in foster care about their local and state advocacy work Welcome 10:00am Presentations & Q&A 10:15am Networking 12:00pm   Learn More About Priority Issues identified by young people who have experienced foster care National 4-H Conference Center 7100 […]

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October 9, 2016

FYA to hold first press conference on National foster youth priorities October 24th

FYA is so excited to hold our first press conference as the culminating event of the national conference on October 24th.  TWENTY-ONE foster youth-led organizations representing their states come together to release the results of Foster Youth in Action’s national poll on the priorities of today’s foster youth. Foster Youth leaders from around the country […]

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May 12, 2016

FYA Familia Grows to 16 Partners, Boosting National Credentials

FYA Familia Grows to 16 Partners, Boosting National Credentials It doesn’t hurt to be part of a community of resource-givers. Our staff contact at Florida Youth Shine, Geori Berman, said, “I like where [FYA] is headed. In the past year alone, I’ve been impressed with all the new resources and opportunities that Florida Youth Shine […]

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May 12, 2016

Growing the Home Team: We’re Hiring!

Growing the Home Team:  We’re Hiring! We’d like to invite everybody to join Executive Director Matt Rosen and the FYA team for a dance celebration, that will likely take place soon, to the tune of the Celebration Song: What are we celebrating? FYA employee headcount is climbing: We’re hiring a Director of Programs! Our job […]

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May 12, 2016

New Board Members Michael, Pamela, and Jamie!

New Board Members Michael, Pamela, and Jamie! In February of 2014, FYA Board Chair Emily Dulcan led the Board’s Expansion Task Force through a strategic search for candidates that fit the nimble and roll-up-your-sleeves type culture that characterize FYA’s board. In July 2015, they welcomed two innovators who complemented their mission: (1) Pamela Heisler, the […]

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