Month: August 2014

Media Puts Pressure on L.A. County to Opt-In to New Program for Relative Caregivers

Media Puts Pressure on L.A. County to Opt-In to New Program for Foster Children in Relative Care On Sunday, September 7, the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times published a piece on the opportunity Los Angeles County has to offer more equitable financial support to foster children who are in the care of a relative using state …

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Aspen Institute Invests in L.A. Foster Youth

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) announced its second round of grants, including a grant to the Alliance for Children’s Rights and 18 other communities. The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund is managed by the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions and is dedicated to reconnecting “Opportunity Youth” to education and employment. …

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State, Federal and Alliance Priorities Align

In June, Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2014-2015 California budget, which makes a significant re-investment in early education for infants and toddlers. In particular, the budget allocated $7.9 million to restore the Early Start Program to pre-2009 eligibility. This will broaden early intervention service eligibility for children with, or at risk of,  developmental delays. Now, …

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