Since our founding in 1988, the foster care system in California has been transformed, and so too have the thousands of young people who have joined CYC, becoming confident, effective advocates for themselves and future generations.

Through CYC, youth gain advocacy and training skills, education and career connections, and most importantly, a community of peers. Our work has resulted in the passage of dozens of new laws that have profoundly improved the lives of children and youth in California’s foster care system.

LA Regional Coordinator