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Angel Enters Foster Care Through Probation's Door

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

In the foster care system, it has long been recognized that to cut all aid at age 18 was to invite poor outcomes with disproportionately high numbers of foster youth experiencing homelessness, incarceration and diminished educational opportunity.

Davion Navar Henry Only

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Fifteen-year-old Davion Navar Henry Only has spent his entire life in Florida's foster care system. He's been moved from placement to placement throughout his childhood. For some children like Davion, foster care can last an entire childhood.

Simple Chemistry

National Center for Arts & Technology | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
National Center for Arts & Technology

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgToday, at the age of 38, Stephanie and her daughter have full medical coverage through her job. 'And,' she says, 'we are completely free of the welfare system.'

Helping TJ Find His Voice

National Center for Arts & Technology | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
National Center for Arts & Technology

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe design studio is a sight to behold: Lightweight sculptures hang from 20-foot ceilings, the metallic arms of silk-screening equipment gleam.