Children Youth and Family Collaborative

Amount: 
$70,000
Year: 
2016
Field of Interest: 
Foster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Program Name: 
Academic Remediation, Intervention, Support Services, and Education Program
Grant Type: 
General Community
Organization Description: 

Founded in 1993, Children Youth and Family Collaborative (CYFC) works to prevent foster youth from experiencing the negative outcomes associated with involvement in the foster care system, such as school dropout, incarceration, unemployment and homelessness. In partnership with school districts and individual schools, CYFC staff is placed at schools and provides the school’s foster youth with regular tutoring and academic support. The organization also works with foster youth agencies to form a multi-agency care team to monitor student outcomes, prevent students from being moved from schools, and provide comprehensive support through the transition from the foster system to adulthood.

Grant Purpose: 

 The Academic Remediation, Intervention, Support Services, and Education program provides foster youth at schools in Los Angeles individualized academic support through onsite education specialists at school campuses able to address educational challenges in real time.