What’s Happening With CYC
Meet Hirlanda Rodriguez, the Social Media Contest Winner from CYC\\\\\\\'s 2014 Summer Leadership Policy Conference!
Hirlanda was the most active CYC member on our #14SLPC hashtag during our annual summer conference and the winner of the 14 SLPC Social Media Contest! She is a member and co-chair of the San Bernardino Chapter and has been a part of CYC for 3 years. Currently a student at Cal State San Bernardino and majoring in Criminal Justice, her future goal is to become a homicide detective. One of the issues she feels very passionate about is social worker training since she\\\\\\\'s had bad experiences in the past with unempathetic social workers and now feels very fortunate to have a great relationship with her current social worker saying, "she is always there when I need her. She always offers resources. She is just awesome and I wish all social workers could be dedicated like her." She has a six month old son and hopes to some day become a foster parent and to help foster youth achieve their goals of higher education. Hirlanda\\\\\\\'s proudest accomplishment was her ability to get a local and regional grant for CYC and her chapter, working on an essay and writing speeches, to secure resources for her chapter. Way to go, Hirlanda! So glad you could attend 14 SLPC!
Did You Know...
...that in 2000, language was adopted into the California state budget that states that "California values the input of foster youth into the development of child welfare policy and CYC is the vehicle to provide that input." This language establishes CYC as a central sustainable player in the development of child welfare policy in California and is a model for other states.