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Works Wonders – AWARD Finalist!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Works Wonders Named Finalist for Ash Center Innovations in American Government Award The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, announced the finalists for the 2018 Innovations in American Government Award. Seven programs, will compete for a $50,000 grand prize this fall in Cambridge. For over… Continue Reading Works Wonders – AWARD Finalist!

National Blueprint For Excellence

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We at Foster Forward were honored to accept the National Blueprint for Excellence Award from the Child Welfare League of America for our Works Wonders program. The award is presented to an individual, community partner and agency innovator with a demonstrated commitment to the principles of the CWLA National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare.… Continue Reading National Blueprint For Excellence

Winter In New York

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

SAVE THE DATE for Foster Forward’s Annual Gala Event! September 21, 2018 – Waterfire Arts Center The evening will feature cocktails, dinner and live entertainment as well as live and silent auctions to support Foster Forward’s programs. This event benefits Rhode Island children and youth in foster care and the kinship and foster parents who… Continue Reading Winter In New York

Amber’s WISH!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Meet Amber, one of our young clients, suffering with Pancreatic cancer. She has a lifetime dream to go on a cruise; she has never taken a vacation. We have identified a Carnival Cruise package and she could set sail this July after recovery from major surgery. Help us raise $2,800 to send her and a… Continue Reading Amber’s WISH!

Foster Forward Presents On Panel At United States Senate Caucus

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

On Monday, June 16, 2014 Foster Forward Executive Director Lisa Guillette and ASPIRE participant Sarah Smith presented on behalf of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative on a panel at the U.S. Senate Caucus on Financial Literacy for Foster Youth.

What Does It Look Like To Empower A Lifetime

Monday, April 25, 2016

Natcha madNatachae her first ASPIRE asset match for a shiny new (used) car! Her 2004 Honda Odyssey will help her maintain her full time job which helps support her family. Natacha will also begin Financial Coaching this Friday with the Capital Good Fund to continue to work towards her financial goals! Way to go Natacha!

Foster Forward Awarded Governor’s Workforce Board Innovative Partnership Grant

Monday, April 25, 2016

Governor Chafee Announces $1.75M in GWB Innovative Partnership Grants. Foster Forward was one of 13 awardees to receive grants to connect employers and educational providers to develop Opportunities for unemployed and underemployed Rhode Islanders. Using the Works Wonders model, Foster Forward will be serving 50 youth in or who have aged out of foster care… Continue Reading Foster Forward Awarded Governor’s Workforce Board Innovative Partnership Grant