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From Our CEO: Recent Testimony Regarding LA County Motion on Self-Sufficiency

The following testimony was shared at the August 22 Board of Supervisors meeting by CEO Janis Spire in support of a board motion calling for “culture change countywide to integrate support for self-sufficiency of foster youth throughout all county services.” My name is Janis Spire, CEO of the Alliance for Children’s Rights. Thank you for…

The 100,000 Opportunities Initative

The Alliance was proud to participate in the Los Angeles 100,000 Opportunities Initiative on February 11th, 2016. Hiring managers from more than 30 companies, including, Chipotle, HMS Host, Lyft, Nordstrom, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Sweetgreen, Taco Bell, Target, TOMS, and more, met with thousands of young people in an effort to connect Los Angeles…

10th Annual Thanksgiving Event

On November 15, we held our 10th Annual Thanksgiving for Transition-Age Youth at Community Coalition. It was a smashing success with over 50 youth in attendance. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Heirloom LA for donating their delicious food, time and heart to the event. In addition to providing a delicious Thanksgiving…

Class of 2015 Next Stop: Employment

Graduation and summer job season is here. The Alliance has packed June full of events for foster youth to beef up their job skills and experience. Graduations The month kicked off with several graduations, including 24 students from the First Star UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy. For the past two years, our team has tracked…

A Decade of Impact on Transition-Age Youth

This year, we celebrate 10 years and 20,000 incredible youth reached through our NextStep Program for Transition-Age Youth. It all started with a vision in 2000 to make a difference in the lives of young people in their final years of foster care. Since that time, we have responded to changing needs such as laws…