Foster Care Transitions

  • City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement

    City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement

    This municipal action guide highlights potential strategies and promising city approaches for reducing the persistent disparities between black males and their peers in the areas of education, work and family.

  • City Officials Discuss Local Structures for Reengaging Disconnected Youth

    Cross-system teams from six cities convened in Hartford, Conn. to deepen city strategies to reengage disconnected youth - 16-24 year-olds who are out of school and out of work, including many who are "aging out" of public care systems.

  • The State of City Leadership for Children and Families (2009)

    The YEF Institute's first-ever report on The State of City Leadership for Children and Families identifies the nation's most cutting-edge city strategies to help children and families thrive. A chapter on supporting youth in transition highlights the broad range of innovations and trends in municipal leadership.

  • Municipal Action Guide Highlights City Strategies to Support Foster Youth Transitions

    With support from the the Walter S. Johnson Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the YEF Institute published a Municipal Action Guide on "Supporting Foster Youth Transitions to Adulthood." The guide highlights strategies for helping young people successfully transition from the foster care system and improving access to housing, education, employment, health, and other services.

  • Creating Pathways to Employment for Disconnected Youth: Lessons from Four Cities

    In May 2009, with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the U.S. Department of Labor, the YEF Institute launched an initiative to help 12 cities put disconnected youth to work through creative and effective use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. Four cities - Dubuque, Iowa; Rochester, N.Y.; Manchester, Conn.; and Tucson, Ariz., - received further assistance in implementing their youth employment plans.