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To increase public awareness of the crisis many families and youth in Los Angeles County are currently facing in foster care. We do this through activities including advocacy work as well as at events where attendees can stop by and learn more at our lawn table.
To improve the quality of lives of children and youth in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through the provision of direct services to the children or to the agencies serving them.
To improve the quality of the lives of children and young people in foster care, homeless, incarcerated or under the supervision of probation through system changes.
California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth-led advocacy organization of current and former foster youth, ages 14 - 24. The newly formed CYC Pasadena Chapter needs Volunteer Supporters. Volunteer Supporters are particularly important to CYC's youth-led model. Volunteer Supporters collaborate with CYC Members to develop their leadership skills and to ensure CYC members have the resources they need to run a successful Chapter, attend leadership conferences, and participate in policy activities to create the change members want to see in the child welfare system. Supporters take on an "ally" role by providing social capital, professional tips, and guidance. The commitment is about 10 hours a month.
The mission of Foster Care Project's Birthday Club is simple: to provide a birthday present to every foster child referred by the Pasadena Department of Children and Family Services. On occasion, when we are asked to provide a birthday gift at the last minute, we pull one out of our "emergency gift closet." We are committed to making sure every child receives a birthday present. Our gift closet is low on gift cards. Some pre-teens and teens prefer gift cards; they enjoy picking out their own presents. Could you donate a gift card (suggested price range $20.00 to $35.00) to the Birthday Club?
Help a young man deal with separation away from his family. Hathaway-Sycamores, Child and Family Service, is seeking mentors for their El Nido (Altadena) Residential Campus. The Hathaway-Sycamores mission is to help cultivate hope and resilience to enrich the well-being of children, adults, families and communities. Flexible hours are available.
Children in an after-school tutoring program in Pasadena need your help. Tutors are needed for Aspires West's after-school program for low-income youth in the subjects of math (general math, geometry, algebra 1 and 2) and English for elementary, middle and high school students. Tutor schedules are Monday through Thursday, 4 - 7 p.m. Aspires West, Pasadena (AWP) provides low-income students and parents with services and opportunities that provide the knowledge and fundamental skills for student success.
Foster Care Project is continuously recruiting active community members and leaders to serve as Members on the Steering Committee. Leaders with experience in all industries are welcome.