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Until recently, the unique needs of California’s K-12 students in foster care were often overlooked. Recent research sponsored by the Stuart Foundation has shed new light on the challenges these students face. Board members are encouraged to view the CSBA Fact Sheet and short videos, and to share them.

CSBA Resources


Video: "Not Invisible" (5/16/16)

      Video: "What Boards Can Do" (5/18/16)


Video: "Not Alone" (5/25/16)


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Non-profit Organizations 
  • The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth by providing free legal services and advocacy.
  • The National Center for Youth Law uses the law to ensure that low-income children have the resources, support, and opportunities they need. Its subsidiary, FosterEd, works to ensure that foster youth receive the educational opportunities they need.
  • Casey Family Programs works to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live.
  • California Youth Connection is a youth led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change.