• My 15 Mentors
    April 14, 2017

    Shari talks about the impact of her 15 mentors and how a new mobile school launching in fall of 2017 will expand foster youth's education in Los Angeles.

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  • Finding Jack A Home
    April 13, 2017

    At first, 12-year-old foster youth Jack wouldn’t talk to his Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Lynn Temple. He might nod or shake his head, but he used no words. Jack ...

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  • It Was Fate – Dee Delara
    March 23, 2017

    In her own words, Dee Delara shares her inspiring foster-to-adopt story.

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  • Music Heals
    March 21, 2017
    When words fail, grieving children can find an outlet in music. Arvis Jones has impacted the lives of many foster youth and their families at Los Angeles-based mental health agency Hathaway-Sycamores with her musical therapy.
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  • Breaking Down Stereotypes of “The Bad Kids”
    BY Christine Zirneklis | March 17, 2017

    135 educators, students, and community members gathered at the Japanese American National Museum March 8 for an Indie Lens Pop-up preview screening of “The Bad Kids.” The film, airing on ...

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  • My Mentees Teach Me
    March 15, 2017

    For Nurit Kotick, long-time Pasadena resident, wife, mother, mentor volunteer and board member at nonprofit Hillsides, mentoring youth has changed her life.

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  • Finding My Family
    March 9, 2017

    Growing up in a foster home in Southern California, Valerie Anderson always knew when a social worker was getting ready to visit. The behavior of her foster mother, and then ...

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  • Impacting Early Childhood
    BY Rose Arevelo, CASA of Los Angeles | March 9, 2017

    The importance of family and impacting early childhood early on is what drives Rosa Arevalo, Senior Program Coordinator for CASA of Los Angeles, to keep advocating for children and families ...

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  • LA gathers to hear student voices at “I, too, am America”
    BY Christine Zirneklis | March 3, 2017

    An audience of close to 200 packed into WeWork Fine Arts building in Downtown LA for I, too, am America, a student presentation of stories + art, on February 16. ...

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  • Submissions Now Open for the California Student Media Festival
    BY Christine Zirneklis | February 10, 2017

    Join us in celebrating student creativity! You're invited to submit media entries to the 51st Annual California Student Media Festival, presented in partnership by PBS SoCal and CUE. Your students create ...

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