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24th Annual Dinner Raised Recordbreaking $1.56 Million

At the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom on March 10, the Alliance for Children’s Rights honored Fox Television Group Co-chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman with its 2016 National Champions for Children Award, in celebration of the duo’s longstanding support for children in need. “Grandfathered” star John Stamos emceed the awards dinner, which also…

Child Care for Foster Youth

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, a reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind. Significant changes included with regard to children in foster care include provisions relating to the educational needs of foster children and an early childhood education grant program. Our nation’s foster children need access to high…

Ways to Give this Holiday Season

Amazon Smile If you’re shopping online this holiday season be sure to register with Amazon’s program for charitable giving. You can shop for presents while donating to the Alliance. Sign up at smile.amazon.com and a percentage of eligible purchases will benefit the Alliance. It adds up! Be sure to always shop at smile.amazon.com after registering.…

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…

THR Philanthropy Issue

Star Jordana Brewster and activist Yasmine Delawari Johnson are among the industry women who’ve formed the Alliance of Moms, an auxiliary of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, to bring medical care and educational programs to vulnerable L.A. teens. Read the cover story in the August issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

Grocery Industry Opens Doors for Foster Youth

On September 12, iFoster and the L.A. Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) held a grocery industry job recruitment event with over 40 youth. Participants took a work readiness assessment, practiced interviewing and received professional clothes courtesy of Men’s Warehouse and Foster Care Counts. They also applied for jobs with Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Nabisco. They…

Reaching the Finish Line

This video provides a snapshot of the Alliance’s work on behalf of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable children. It profiles a family who benefited from the Alliance’s adoption services in addition to four youth who talk about transitioning out of foster care and how the Alliance helped them reach a promising finish line. This video premiered…

Paul Hastings Opens Doors for Teens

At 16, Diana was a hardworking student who looked forward to getting a driver’s license and part-time job. Unlike her peers, Diana couldn’t do these things because she didn’t have a birth certificate. Life without a birth certificate is a major obstacle for anyone. For foster youth, it closes every door ahead of them. Paul Hastings…