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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.










California Youth Connection pushes for policy reforms to protect foster kids

MAXIMUS Foundation Blog
A Model of Success for International Youth Day

The Chronicle of Social Change
Calif. Foster Youth Propose Policy Portfolio

The Chronicle of Social Change
Normalcy Over Protection for Transition Aged Youth

First Run Sets May 15 NYC & LA Theatrical Runs for New Feature Film Written By and Starring Foster Care Youth

The Chronicle of Social Change
New Bill Would Have Foster Youth Evaluate Their Placements

The Chronicle of Social Change
Fostering Connections to Financial Literacy

The Chronicle of Social Change
The Foster Youth Museum : Curating Loss and Transformation

West Coast Warriors: Foster youth in California and Oregon fight for change

Contra Costa Times
Senate panel examines why California foster care system 'addicted' to psychiatric drugs

Los Angeles Times
Legislators delve into why many foster youth are on psych drugs

Santa Cruz Sentinel
Senate panel examines why California foster care system "addicted" to psychiatric drugs

The Republic
Responding to reports of drugged foster youth, California lawmakers propose greater oversight

Capitol Alert
AM Alert: Foster youth rally at Capitol for pregnancy services

Calaveras Enterprise
Foster youth effectively advocate at state level
State, districts struggle to support foster youth

Mercury News
Lawmakers calle for end to reckless prescribing of psych medsto California foster kids

Children's Rights
Destined for More

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

Chronicle of Social Change
Foster Youth Campaign to Access Obamacare

The Sacremento Bee
Merced coalition gathers to push for more youth funding

Napa Valley Register
Leadership Napa Valley hosts nonprofit board PICK

The Chronicle of Social Change
Calif. Legistlation Would Bolster Child Welfare, Education Info Sharing
The Chronicle of Social Change
Sibling Visitation Law Introduced

Districts develop goals for foster youth

The Californian
Reports add to trauma of abused

The Chronicle of Social Change
Youth Advocating for Abolishing Mental Health Stigma

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

Crandall honored in Sacramento for foster youth work

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


Kaiser Health News
When You Parent is the State, It's Tough for Young Adults to Stay Insured

Former foster children covered under Obamacare, but enrollment workers often unaware

Chronicle of Social Change
A Social Justice Movement that Actually Moves

Chronicle of Social Change
Leadership Training Benefits Foster Youth, According to SUNY- Albany Study

San Jose Inside
Youth Homelessness A Growing Problem in San Jose, Santa Clara County

Foster Youth In Action
FYA Founder Receives Legend Award

California Youth Connection Celebrates 25th Year of Giving Foster Youth Voice

Chronicles of Social Change
Culinary Fundraiser Cooks Up Support for Renowned Advocacy Group

Foster Kids and Chefs Cook Up Magic for California Youth Connection's 25th Anniversary

Chronicles for Social Change
Climb for Foster Youth

Chronicles for Social Change
Finding Inspirations from California's Foster Youth

Chronicles for Social Change
An Emerging Threat to Higher Education for Foster Youth

Willows Journal
Foster Youth Band Together for Change

Chico Enterprise Register
Youth Strive for Change at Summer Leadership Conference

Calaveras Enterprise
Foster Child Gives Back

The Chronicle of Social Change
Celebrating 25 Years of Foster Youth Reforming Care

Elk Grove Program Brings Stability, Sense of Normalcy for Foster Youth

New America Media
California Bill Would Send Sexually Exploited Children to Foster Care

Pop Up Museum
"Building a Home"

Young Woman Who Grew Up in Foster Care Working To Help Other Foster Kids

Walnut Creek Patch
Walnut Creek Woman Tours and the White House and Capital

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
From Foster Care to Advocacy

Downey Beat
Foster Youth Organization Finds A New Home

Chico News & Review
Fostering Change

Sac Bee: Capitol Alert
Fostering Advocacy

Assembly Member Adam Gray
California Youth Connection and Members of California Legislators

The Herald, Monterey County
CSUMB Student has the Experience to Make a Difference for Foster Kids
Lode Teen Makes Strides in Changing FosterCare Stigma

Calaveras Enterprise
Youth Promotes Unity Amongst Foster Children

Orland Press Register
Foster Youth's Capitol Visits is Inspiring

The Guardian Express
California Youth Connection, A Foster Youth Program Worth Fighting For

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
Foster Youth Prepare for Indepedent Living in Workshops at University of Redlands

Daily News: The Voice of Tehama County
Sierra Health Foundation Awards $683,000 for health

Daily Democrat
Bulletin Board

The Davis Enterprise
Former Foster Kids Helping Those Coming Up Behind Them

Culinary Inspirations

KTVU Channel 2, 10 o'clock News
Growing Number of Homeless Youth Living On the Streets in South Bay

San Diego County News Center
Giving a Voice for Foster Youth

Ventura County Star
Foster Youth Recommend Systems Change

Siskiyou Daily
Climbing for Foster Youth

The Chronicle of Social Change
Climbing Above for Foster Youth

Beyond the Headlines

San Jose Inside
Foster Care Advocates March on City Hall

The Sacramento Bee
Should Sacramento's Juvenile Court open its doors?

Sacramento Press
A Lesson in Civics, a Lesson in Life

Morgan Hills Times
A story of resilence at a time of tragedy

Huffington Post
A National Foster Care Movement

On the Media
The Down Side of Opening Children's Courts in LA

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

USC Intersections South LA
Foster Youth fights to protect children in court

LA Times
Group sues over LA judge's decision to open junvenile courts

LA Times
Media gain access to LA County children's courts

Huffington Post
Fostering Our Future: Foster Youth Advocate For Better Lives

Foster Care Advocates To Hold Rally at Capitol

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)

Pasadena Star-News
Foster youth organization protest's judge's efforts to open juvenille justice hearings

LA Times
Foster Youth to protest proposal to open up juvenile courts

LA Times
Foster children protest public juvenile dependency hearings

89.3 KPCC
Los Angeles foster youth rally against open juvenile court hearings

Colusa County Sun Herald
Woman Inspires with Life Story in Foster Care

Pasadena Star-News
Foster Youth for once beaming with pride

Ventura County Star
Helping foster youth and caregivers communicate

San Jose Mercury
California legislation to open up the foster care courts put on ice

LA Times
Dependency court oversight bill dies in Assembly

SF Chronicle
Op Ed by Sen. John Burton: Opening dependency court would harm foster youth

LA Daily News
Op Ed by Maureen Pacheco: Don't re-traumatize foster youth in court

Insight re: foster youth privacy

Foster you perspective

San Jose Mercury
Foster youth organization opposes bill to open depedency court

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

Camarillo Acorn
Federal head of foster care visits Casa Pacifica

LA Times
California foster-care system: Secrecy that hurts kids

The Daily Journal
Helping, one child at a time

The Press-Enterprise
Foster care proponents back mental health bill of rights

The Daily Titan
Student overcomes hardship

SF Bay Guardian
On the edge

Calling all youth: Program holds meeting for new youth center

Ventura County Star
New law extends foster care benefits past 18

East Bay Express
Pushing Foster Children Off the Plank

The Huffington Post
Better Foster Care: A Child-Powered Movement

The California Report (Radio Program)
Changing the Odds of Foster Care

ABC Channel 7
Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs, Vetoes State Bills

County Contracts with Youth Advocacy Group

Assembly Access’s Channel -
The Price of Extending Foster Care to Age 21 Outweighs the Cost

The Bakersfield Californian
Some Hope for Former Foster Youth

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

ABC Channel 7
Plan Give Foster Kids Shot at College

Silicon Valley Mercury News
A Call for Swift Change for Juvenile Dependency Courts

San Francisco Chronicle
Sade’s Story: And Update

Los Angeles Times
Pay for Foster Care Called Too Low

San Francisco Chronicle
Foster Care Overhaul - Some Say Long Overdue - On Governor’s Desk

States Trying to Extend Foster-Care Benefits

New American Foundation
Mr. Successful

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

Nef Franks

Iris Hoffman

Allyson Bendell

Patterson Emesibe, Andrea Rico, and MJ Jackson

Heather Matheson and Ricard Ramirez

Molly Ganoza from the Santa Clara CYC Chapter

Dominique Martinez from the Ventura CYC Chapter

Kevin Clark from the Los Angeles CYC Chapter

Members from the Orange County CYC Chapter

Jynessa Lazzaroni from the Napa/Sonoma CYC Chapter

Olivia Villareal from the Kern CYC Chapter

Daisyann Larkins from the Napa/Sonoma CYC Chapter

Gardenia Benecios from the Los Angeles CYC Chapter

Cristina Miranda and Raquel Montes from the Ventura CYC Chapter

Jon from the Monterey CYC Chapter

Sokhom Mao (former member of Alameda County CYC Chapter and current CYC Board Member)

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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