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CYC in the News

Listed below are some of the various news and media coverage of CYC, our local chapters, and some of our current and former members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCRA 3
California Youth Connection pushes for policy reforms to protect foster kids
(2/22/2016)

MAXIMUS Foundation Blog
A Model of Success for International Youth Day
(8/13/2015)

The Chronicle of Social Change
Calif. Foster Youth Propose Policy Portfolio
(07/20/2015)

The Chronicle of Social Change
Normalcy Over Protection for Transition Aged Youth
(06/11/2015)

Indiewire
First Run Sets May 15 NYC & LA Theatrical Runs for New Feature Film Written By and Starring Foster Care Youth
(04/28/2015)

The Chronicle of Social Change
New Bill Would Have Foster Youth Evaluate Their Placements
(04/27/2015)

The Chronicle of Social Change
Fostering Connections to Financial Literacy
(04/21/2015)

The Chronicle of Social Change
The Foster Youth Museum : Curating Loss and Transformation
(04/19/2015)

Represent
West Coast Warriors: Foster youth in California and Oregon fight for change
(04/14/2015)

Contra Costa Times
Senate panel examines why California foster care system 'addicted' to psychiatric drugs
(02/25/2015)

Los Angeles Times
Legislators delve into why many foster youth are on psych drugs
(02/24/2015)

Santa Cruz Sentinel
Senate panel examines why California foster care system "addicted" to psychiatric drugs
(02/24/2015)

The Republic
Responding to reports of drugged foster youth, California lawmakers propose greater oversight
(02/24/2015)

Capitol Alert
AM Alert: Foster youth rally at Capitol for pregnancy services
(02/08/2015)

Calaveras Enterprise
Foster youth effectively advocate at state level
(10/21/2014)

Edsource.org
State, districts struggle to support foster youth
(09/15/2014)

Mercury News
Lawmakers calle for end to reckless prescribing of psych medsto California foster kids
(08/26/2014)

Children's Rights
Destined for More
(05/24/2014)

PR Webb
California Youth Connection (CYC) Serves Up Fifth Annual Culinary Inspirations Event, Linking Local Chefs with Foster Youth
(05/16/2014)

Chronicle of Social Change
Foster Youth Campaign to Access Obamacare
(4/25/2014)

The Sacremento Bee
Merced coalition gathers to push for more youth funding
(4/18/2014)

Napa Valley Register
Leadership Napa Valley hosts nonprofit board PICK
(4/17/2014)

The Chronicle of Social Change
Calif. Legistlation Would Bolster Child Welfare, Education Info Sharing
(4/16/2014)
 
The Chronicle of Social Change
Sibling Visitation Law Introduced
(4/15/2014)

EdSource
Districts develop goals for foster youth
(4/7/2014)

The Californian
Reports add to trauma of abused
(4/1/2014)

The Chronicle of Social Change
Youth Advocating for Abolishing Mental Health Stigma
(03/18/2014)

Citrus View
First Year Student Attends State Conference
(February 2014)

Times-Standard
Crandall honored in Sacramento for foster youth work
(02/14/2014)

The Chronicle of Social Change
California Advocates Push Equal Financial Support for Kinship Caregivers

(02/13/2014)

Kaiser Health News
When You Parent is the State, It's Tough for Young Adults to Stay Insured
(2/03/2014)

Press-Telegram
Former foster children covered under Obamacare, but enrollment workers often unaware
(1/31/2014)

Chronicle of Social Change
A Social Justice Movement that Actually Moves
(1/7/2014)

Chronicle of Social Change
Leadership Training Benefits Foster Youth, According to SUNY- Albany Study
(12/23/2013)

San Jose Inside
Youth Homelessness A Growing Problem in San Jose, Santa Clara County
(11/14/2013)

Foster Youth In Action
FYA Founder Receives Legend Award
(10/22/2013)

PRWeb
California Youth Connection Celebrates 25th Year of Giving Foster Youth Voice
(10/15/2013)

Chronicles of Social Change
Culinary Fundraiser Cooks Up Support for Renowned Advocacy Group
(10/12/2013)

PRWeb
Foster Kids and Chefs Cook Up Magic for California Youth Connection's 25th Anniversary
(10/11/2013)

Chronicles for Social Change
Climb for Foster Youth
(8/29/2013)

Chronicles for Social Change
Finding Inspirations from California's Foster Youth
(8/5/2013)

Chronicles for Social Change
An Emerging Threat to Higher Education for Foster Youth
(7/31/2013)

Willows Journal
Foster Youth Band Together for Change
(7/30/2013)

Chico Enterprise Register
Youth Strive for Change at Summer Leadership Conference
(7/30/2013)

Calaveras Enterprise
Foster Child Gives Back
(7/5/2013)

The Chronicle of Social Change
Celebrating 25 Years of Foster Youth Reforming Care
(6/20/2013)

EdSource
Elk Grove Program Brings Stability, Sense of Normalcy for Foster Youth
(6/10/2013)

New America Media
California Bill Would Send Sexually Exploited Children to Foster Care
(6/6/2013)

Pop Up Museum
"Building a Home"
(5/29/2013)

KTLA 5
Young Woman Who Grew Up in Foster Care Working To Help Other Foster Kids
(5/27/2013)

Walnut Creek Patch
Walnut Creek Woman Tours and the White House and Capital
(5/21/2013)

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
From Foster Care to Advocacy
(5/20/2013)

Downey Beat
Foster Youth Organization Finds A New Home
(5/13/2013)

Chico News & Review
Fostering Change
(5/9/2013)

Sac Bee: Capitol Alert
Fostering Advocacy
(5/1/2013)

Assembly Member Adam Gray
California Youth Connection and Members of California Legislators
(5/1/2013)

The Herald, Monterey County
CSUMB Student has the Experience to Make a Difference for Foster Kids
(4/12/2013)

Recordnet.com
Lode Teen Makes Strides in Changing FosterCare Stigma
(4/6/2013)

Calaveras Enterprise
Youth Promotes Unity Amongst Foster Children
(3/26/2013)

Orland Press Register
Foster Youth's Capitol Visits is Inspiring
(2/1/2013)

The Guardian Express
California Youth Connection, A Foster Youth Program Worth Fighting For
(1/13/2013)

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
Foster Youth Prepare for Indepedent Living in Workshops at University of Redlands
(11/3/2012)

Daily News: The Voice of Tehama County
Sierra Health Foundation Awards $683,000 for health
(10/30/2012)

Daily Democrat
Bulletin Board
(10/19/2012)

The Davis Enterprise
Former Foster Kids Helping Those Coming Up Behind Them
(10/16/2012)

ChoiceLunch
Culinary Inspirations
(10/16/2012)

KTVU Channel 2, 10 o'clock News
Growing Number of Homeless Youth Living On the Streets in South Bay
(8/29/2012)

San Diego County News Center
Giving a Voice for Foster Youth
(8/14/2012)

Ventura County Star
Foster Youth Recommend Systems Change
(8/1/2012)

Siskiyou Daily
Climbing for Foster Youth
(8/1/2012)

The Chronicle of Social Change
Climbing Above for Foster Youth
(7/25/2012)

ABC7
Beyond the Headlines
(7/22/2012)

San Jose Inside
Foster Care Advocates March on City Hall
(6/21/2012)

The Sacramento Bee
Should Sacramento's Juvenile Court open its doors?
(6/17/2012)

Sacramento Press
A Lesson in Civics, a Lesson in Life
(5/25/2012)

Morgan Hills Times
A story of resilence at a time of tragedy
(4/5/2012)

Huffington Post
A National Foster Care Movement
(3/7/2012)

On the Media
The Down Side of Opening Children's Courts in LA
(2/17/2012)

89.3FM KPCC, Patt Morrison Show (guest: Marcy V., CYC member)
Should the media be allowed in children's courtrooms?
(2/8/2012)

USC Intersections South LA
Foster Youth fights to protect children in court
(2/8/2012)

LA Times
Group sues over LA judge's decision to open junvenile courts
(2/7/2012)

LA Times
Media gain access to LA County children's courts
(2/7/2012)

Huffington Post
Fostering Our Future: Foster Youth Advocate For Better Lives
(1/30/2012)

KCRA.COM
Foster Care Advocates To Hold Rally at Capitol
(1/30/2012)

Turlock Journal
AB 12 offer support to foster youth after age 18
( 1/18/2012)

LA Times
Op Ed: Keeping Juvenile Dependecy Courts Closed (by CYC member Marcy V)
(11/28/2011)

Pasadena Star-News
Foster youth organization protest's judge's efforts to open juvenille justice hearings
(11/23/2011)

LA Times
Foster Youth to protest proposal to open up juvenile courts
(11/22/2011)

LA Times
Foster children protest public juvenile dependency hearings
(11/21/2011)

89.3 KPCC
Los Angeles foster youth rally against open juvenile court hearings
(11/21/2011)

Colusa County Sun Herald
Woman Inspires with Life Story in Foster Care
(10/28/2011)

Pasadena Star-News
Foster Youth for once beaming with pride
(5/13/2011)

Ventura County Star
Helping foster youth and caregivers communicate
(4/28/2011)

San Jose Mercury
California legislation to open up the foster care courts put on ice
(4/26/2011)

LA Times
Dependency court oversight bill dies in Assembly
(4/26/2011)

SF Chronicle
Op Ed by Sen. John Burton: Opening dependency court would harm foster youth
(4/25/2011)

LA Daily News
Op Ed by Maureen Pacheco: Don't re-traumatize foster youth in court
(4/25/2011)

NPR
Insight re: foster youth privacy
(4/25/2011)

KQED
Foster you perspective
(4/25/2011)

San Jose Mercury
Foster youth organization opposes bill to open depedency court
(4/24/2011)

Capitol Weekly
Op-Ed by Feven S. (member): The top priority: Don't expose kids to more abuse
(4/21/11)

Camarillo Acorn
Federal head of foster care visits Casa Pacifica
(3/11/11)

LA Times
California foster-care system: Secrecy that hurts kids
(3/8/11)

The Daily Journal
Helping, one child at a time
(2/15/11)

The Press-Enterprise
Foster care proponents back mental health bill of rights
(1/31/11)

The Daily Titan
Student overcomes hardship
(11/16/10)

SF Bay Guardian
On the edge
(10/19/10)

Times-Standard
Calling all youth: Program holds meeting for new youth center
(10/1/10)

Ventura County Star
New law extends foster care benefits past 18
(9/30/10)

East Bay Express
Pushing Foster Children Off the Plank
(8/4/10)

The Huffington Post
Better Foster Care: A Child-Powered Movement
(8/4/10)

The California Report (Radio Program)
Changing the Odds of Foster Care
(10/26/09)

ABC Channel 7
Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs, Vetoes State Bills
(9/30/09)

Times-Standard
County Contracts with Youth Advocacy Group
(3/30/09)

Assembly Access’s Channel - YouTube.com
The Price of Extending Foster Care to Age 21 Outweighs the Cost
(3/16/09)

The Bakersfield Californian
Some Hope for Former Foster Youth
(3/15/09)

The Camarillo Acorn (Ventura Chapter)
Foster Youth Group Advocates Self-Empowerment
(1/30/09)
 
Silicon Valley Mercury News
PART III: 'If It Was About Me, Why Didn’t They Ask Me?'
(1/7/09)

ABC Channel 7
Plan Give Foster Kids Shot at College
(5/19/08)

Silicon Valley Mercury News
A Call for Swift Change for Juvenile Dependency Courts
(3/6/08)

San Francisco Chronicle
Sade’s Story: And Update
(1/2/08)

Los Angeles Times
Pay for Foster Care Called Too Low
(10/4/07)

San Francisco Chronicle
Foster Care Overhaul - Some Say Long Overdue - On Governor’s Desk
(9/29/07)

Stateline
States Trying to Extend Foster-Care Benefits
(8/23/07)

New American Foundation
Mr. Successful
(8/11/07)

For more information on foster youth and foster care in the news, please visit Fostering Media Connections.

CYC Members in the News

We also like to celebrate when our members are highlighted in the news. Members are encouraged to send links to articles they are mentioned in to info@calyouthconn.org.

Nef Franks
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/opinion/the-power-of-a-good-attorney-in-the-lives-of-foster-youths/10427


Iris Hoffman
http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_27592536/senate-panel-examines-why-california-foster-care-system
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/9c9be9db6b714047bd89d6d4d5ecd855/CA--Foster-Youth-Drugged
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/health/20150224/senate-panel-examines-why-california-foster-care-system-addicted-to-psychiatric-drugs
http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-child-antipsychotic-hearing-20150225-story.html

Allyson Bendell
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news/cops-group-homes-and-criminalized-kids/9109

Patterson Emesibe, Andrea Rico, and MJ Jackson
http://edsource.org/2014/sensitivity-training-for-educators-on-foster-youth-issues-needed-advocates-say/61727#.U3ofkPldUrU

Heather Matheson and Ricard Ramirez
https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news/a-public-education-foster-youth-share-experiences-with-social-workers/5880

Molly Ganoza from the Santa Clara CYC Chapter
http://www.mercurynews.com/holidays/ci_22171651/wish-book-child-advocates-silicon-valley-helps-foster

Dominique Martinez from the Ventura CYC Chapter
http://www.healthycal.org/archives/8900

Kevin Clark from the Los Angeles CYC Chapter
http://fosteryouthcaucus-karenbass.house.gov/video/co-chair-rep-karen-bass-shares-story-former-foster-youth

Members from the Orange County CYC Chapter
http://calstate.fullerton.edu/news/2012sp/Graduating-Guardian-Scholars.asp

Jynessa Lazzaroni from the Napa/Sonoma CYC Chapter
http://santarosa.towns.pressdemocrat.com/2012/04/news/helping-foster-care-youth-find-their-voices/

Olivia Villareal from the Kern CYC Chapter
http://www.bakersfield.com/news/columnist/henry/x651158280/Foster-kids-on-Californian-Radio
http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x1797587541/People-to-Watch-2012-Former-foster-care-child-youth-advocate-sets-out-to-better-system

Daisyann Larkins from the Napa/Sonoma CYC Chapter
http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/voices-serves-former-foster-youth/article_f9cbcc3c-ddbc-11e0-85cc-001cc4c002e0.html

Gardenia Benecios from the Los Angeles CYC Chapter
http://oncentral.org/news/2011/01/18/faces-change-gardenia-benicio/

Cristina Miranda and Raquel Montes from the Ventura CYC Chapter
http://www.thecamarilloacorn.com/news/2011-06-17/Schools/Fostering_change.html

Jon from the Monterey CYC Chapter
http://www.thecalifornian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011105060331

Sokhom Mao (former member of Alameda County CYC Chapter and current CYC Board Member)
http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_19731812 
http://www.sfsu.edu/~news/2011/spring/30.html 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-heimpel/staring-at-superman_b_812382.html
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/kalw/detail?entry_id=86532
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-heimpel/investing-in-americas-foster-children_b_854630.html

Marie Ary (member of the Sacramento County CYC Chapter)

Marie has had two of her poetry books published: "Reflections of My Smiles" and "Growth in My Life and Spirit". Both books can be purchased on Amazon by clicking the titles.

We would like to thank reporters and media outlets that continue to educate the public on the realities of foster care in California.

 
 
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