Empowerment Tag

Normalcy Laws Help Foster Youth Transition to Adulthood Why Normalcy is Important For Foster Alumni Going to prom, spending the night at a friend’s house-these are activities most kids get to have during childhood. For youth in foster care, these coming-of-age experiences are difficult to experience. Normalcy...

FosterWalks Raise Awareness of Foster Care Alumni Needs [caption id="attachment_6352" align="alignleft" width="300"] FCAA-Washington Chapter - 2017 FosterWalks[/caption] FosterWalks Campaign Builds Community for Those Who Come from Foster Care Each year Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) launches a national FosterWalks campaign to raise awareness of the needs of...

Sibling Connections In Foster Care are a Lifeline to Success Sibling Connections Interview Shows Importance As we go through life, our relationships bind us to our past and future. Whether it’s family, friends, neighbors or even employers, we are always defining who we are in relation to...

No Place Like Home By: Chereese Phillips Vice President/Policy Committee Chair, Foster Care Alumni of America   As we approach the end of the fiscal year, and Congress prepares to leave session, thousands of children and families hang in the balance. Concerned foster care alumni across the country urge...

The National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council is a project in partnership between Foster Care Alumni of America and FosterClub, with generous support from Casey Family Programs. As a member of the National Policy Council, Crys O'Grady is a foster care alumnus in her final...

This holiday season, many alumni are coming together for the holidays through chapter gatherings and community events.  This past weekend the FCAA Massachusetts chapter and Oklahoma interest groups held Alumni Reunion holiday events. The Massachusetts group met up on Saturday, December 6, for Christmas lights, cookies...

This year, the Michigan Chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America conducted the state's Foster Care Review Board annual training.  The Foster Care Review Board Program is administered by the michigan State Supreme Court to ensure safety and permanency for children in the state foster...

I am a member of the Nevada chapter of the Foster Care Alumni of America because I wish something like this organization existed while I was growing up in foster care. To have ability to give feedback to child welfare professionals and for them to...

May 27, 2015 Earlier this month, 60 young adults ages 18 to 24 traveled to Washington, D.C., for the 2015 Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Experience. It was a wonderful event that brought together young people with personal experience in the foster care system with their congressional representative...