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Resources: Increasing Educational Opportunities for Resilient Youth

Bokeh of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange — a visual narrative in photographs of what it means to be young in America.

California College Pathways — a statewide partnership that provides resources and leadership to campuses and community organizations to help foster youth succeed at community colleges and four-year universities. Areas of expertise include college and career planning, financial aid, housing, campus support programs, and current laws and policies.

California Homeless Youth Project — a research and policy initiative that highlights the challenges faced by unaccompanied young people who are homeless or lack stable housing and features the voices of youth and their recommendations for policy change.

Charting the Course: Using Data to Support Foster Youth College Success, California Collage Pathways, October 2015 — a report that aggregates data across 31 campuses and demonstrates how former foster youth are faring on a common set of key indicators of access and success in community colleges and universities.

Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color — a philanthropic network of nearly 40 national, regional and community foundations working together to invest in pathways to opportunities that enable America’s young men of color to reach their full potential in school, work and life.

John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes — a statewide organization that works to improve quality of life for foster youth, former foster youth and homeless youth through grantmaking and policy advocacy.

The Reset Foundation — an organization that has developed a replicable model that provides an alternative to incarceration for young people, with its first campus established in 2014 in the Bay Area.

Silicon Valley Children’s Fund — a nonprofit organization that invests in programs to improve the lives of the foster youth in Santa Clara County by advocating for the needs of foster youth, funding pilot programs, monitoring results, measuring success, supporting the expansion of successful programs and holding partners accountable.

We Count, California!: Lessons Learned from Efforts to Improve Youth Inclusion in California’s 2015 Point-in-Time Counts, California Homeless Youth Project, September 2015 — a report about lessons learned by the We Count, California! Initiative, which worked to increase the inclusion of youth in the 2015 point-in-time count of homeless individuals.

Youth Today — an independent, nationally distributed newspaper for professionals serving youth.

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