What’s Happening With CYC
CYC's 4th Annual Culinary Inspirations!
Thank you to everyone that came out to support CYC at our 4th Annual Culinary Inspirations event on Wed. October 16th, 2013 from 6-9pm at the Old Mint. A special thank you to our evening's honorees: Senator Mark Leno and Janet Knipe. Both of their speeches were inspirational and had us all looking forward to what the next 25 years will bring CYC. The event was a success and we are ever so gracious to everyone that came out to support, all of the chefs and beverage companies, and all of the local businesses that donated to our silent auction. Be on the look out for CYC's 2014 LOS ANGELES Culinary Inspiration's event happening May 2014!!!
Great News!: CYC's Bill is Signed!!!
CYC is proud to announce that our sponsor bill, SB 342 (Yee), was signed by the governor earlier today and is now state law. After garnering unanimous support within the legislature despite some concerns around estimated cost, this bill received the governor's signature 11 days prior to his sign/veto deadline. SB 342 will now ensure foster youth receive the mandated periodic visits from their social worker and/or probation officer at the site of their home placement unless otherwise requested by the youth.
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.
CYC Santa Clara County Receives Resolution from Board of Supervisors
Congratulations to CYC's Santa Clara chapter for receiving a resolution from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on November 5th, 2013. The Board of Supervisors proclaimed November 2013 as "Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness Month". As a partner of the Green Light Project, CYC and 200+ youth, community leaders, and individuals marched through downtown San Jose on Friday, November 1st, to raise awareness of homelessness in Santa Clara County. Click here to read about the march. Great job CYC Santa Clara!!!
CYC's Policy Briefing on Nov. 22, 2013CYC's Policy Team and three CYC members presented to over 50 policy makers and advocates in Sacramento on Friday, November 22. The briefing included a summary of the recommendations presentated at CYC's Summer Leadership and Policy Conference in July. The topics include: AB 12/Transitional Housing, Sibling Visitations, High School Support Services and Group Home Reform. To read a summary of the briefing, please click here.