Category Archives: Foster Care

NATIONAL INITIATIVE TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS SELECTS CLEVELAND/CUYAHOGA COUNTY, AUSTIN AND LOS ANGELES TO LAUNCH 100-DAY CHALLENGES

THREE COMMUNITIES TO SET AMBITIOUS GOALS TO ACCELERATE LOCAL PROGRESS TOWARD ENDING HOMELESSNESS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE Reposted from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 25, 2016 – Following a competitive nationwide search, A Way Home America … Continue reading

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Why Mentoring Matters

By Kim St. John-Stevenson “It is projected that 16 million young people, including 9 million at-risk young people, will reach adulthood without connecting with a mentor of any kind.” – The Mentoring Project Having recently learned January was National Mentoring Month, … Continue reading

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Giving Youth a Voice

“Do nothing about me without me.” – Grantmakers for Effective Organizations In her old world,  “Anna” was used to people making decisions for her. But now, Anna lives on her own (and makes her own decisions) at Independence Place, YWCA … Continue reading

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From Ergathon to Eastside Welcome Club

By Lisa Paul Sierk, YWCA Vice President of Advancement – In June 2010, Cleveland’s own Connie Schultz wrote an article for her column in the Plain Dealer titled, “At 18, foster care is over, and it’s bon voyage, little girl” … Continue reading

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Youth Engagement: Nothing About Us Without Us

By Kate Lodge, A Place 4 Me Project Director: This week, several of us were in Chicago to meet with others from around the country on the issue of youth engagement. At the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative National Summit on … Continue reading

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Giving Circles Date Back Hundreds of Years

By Lisa Paul Sierk, Vice President of Advancement, A growing trend in philanthropic fundraising is the giving circle. These can feel new, but are actually built on old traditions dating back hundreds of years to mutual aid societies and other … Continue reading

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Foster Youth Discuss Homelessness

By Jerome Baker, Case Manager at YWCA – As adults or professionals, we often have our opinions, research information, facts, or thoughts with regard to issues of homelessness among foster care youth. However, I find it much more interesting and informative … Continue reading

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