— Foster Youth

California’s Foster Connections: Ensuring that the AB12 Bridge Leads to Success for Transition Age Foster Youth
Children’s Advocacy Institute
Univeristy of San Diego School of Law
December 2013 

California Foster Youth and the Path from High School to College
Stuart Foundation
March 2013 

Everything You Need to Know About AB 12 – Newly Updated Primer
Developed by the Alliance for Children’s Rights, John Burton Foundation and Children’s Law Center
March 2013

New report from California College Pathways: 
Turning Dreams into Degrees
Past, Present, and Future of California College Pathways
October 2012

Policy Brief: Demographics and Outcomes of THP-Plus Participants:Implications for Extended Foster Care in California
S. Kimberlin and A. Lemley
John Burton Foundation
January 2012

Insights: understanding foster youth educational outcomes
California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership

First look: Foster care education outcomes in four California counties
Stuart Foundation

The Transition to Adulthood: How States Can Support Older Youth in Foster Care
NGA Center for Best Practices
S. Golonka
December 2010

Supporting Success: Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Students from Foster Care Version 2.0
J. Emerson and L. Bassett
Casey Family Programs

My So Called Emancipation: From Foster Care to Homelessness for California Youth
Human Rights Watch
May 2010

Hopes & Hurdles: California Foster Youth and College Financial Aid
Deborah Frankle Cochrane and Laura Szabo-Kubitz, The Institute for College Access and Success, October 2009

Efforts to Address Financial Competency and Asset Development
Among Transitioning Foster Youth: Full Report

Heidi Sommer, Lynn Wu and Jane Mauldon,
California Connected by 25, May 2009

Fostering Student Success:
Building a Support Program for Students from Foster Care

Jennifer Yarrish and Keely Bielat, Education Advisory Board, 2009

Helping Former Foster Youth Graduate from College:
Campus Support Programs in California and Washington State

Amy Dworsky and Alfred Perez, Chapin Hall, 2009

California College Pathways Annual Report
January 2009

Serving Former FosterYouth in California Community Colleges:Successes, Challenges, and Recommendations
Darla M. Cooper, Ed.D., Pamela Mery, and Elisa Rassen,
Center for Student Success Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges, October 2008

Supporting Success: Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Students from Foster Care: A framework for program enhancement
Casey Family Programs, June 2008

Emancipated Youth Connections Project Final Report/Toolkit
C. J. Jacobson, R. Friend, M. J. Louisell, P. R. Harris,
2008, California Permanency for Youth Project (CPYP)

From Novelty to Expectation: Recommendations to Develop a System of Campus Support for Foster Youth
Putnam Community Investment Consulting
July 10, 2007

Improving family foster care Findings from the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study
Seattle, WA: Casey Family Programs

Gateway Project featured in Connected by 25:
Financing Education Supports for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Coming of Age: Employment Outcomes for Youth who Age out of Foster Care Through their Middle Twenties
L. Radel
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Bust ‘N’ Out

African American Children in Foster Care: Additional HHS Assistance Needed to Help States Reduce the Proportion in Care
United States Government Accountability Office
July 2007

Foster Youth Success Initiative Manual
Tracy L. Field & Associates, Fall 2007

Foster Youth Success Initiative Resource Guide

Educational Challenges and Opportunities, for Foster Children and Youth
M. E. Courtney, University of Washington

California Community Colleges Help Foster Dreams
Former wards of the state now have advocates at public institutions. M. Andom, Chronicle of Higher Education, November 9, 2007

Youth Transition Action Teams Initiative
Newsblast, August 2007

California Youth Connection (CYC)
Driven by current and former foster youth, CYC promotes change to improve the foster care system, social work practice and child welfare policy.

California Connected by 25
January 2008 Update
August 2007 Newsletter

An analysis of foster care placement history and post-secondary graduation rates
Research in Higher Education Journal

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
Helping youth leaving foster care make successful transitions to adulthood.

The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman
The State of California supports this site for resources and help for foster youth.

Project YESS
Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success, an initiative of the Foundation for CA Community Colleges provides services to programs working with emancipated foster youth.

Youth Transition Funders Group is a network of grantmakers whose mission is to help all youth make a successful transition to adulthood by age 25.