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Take Flight Grant Recipient

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Together with @tickettodream, we’re making sure transitional-aged foster youth have the skills & support they need to be successful into adulthood. We are thrilled to be among the recipients of their Take Flight grant which will support our Your Way Home Rapid Re-Housing Program! #tickettodream #takeflight

“Be An Anchor” Information Session

Monday, March 25, 2019

Be An Anchor Information Session at Foster Forward Hosted by the RI Recruitment, Development & Support team and Foster Forward Wednesday, April 10th @ 6:00-7:30 PM Foster Forward East Providence, Rhode Island    

“Under the Sea”: Foster Forward’s Annual Gala Event

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Save the Date for “Under the Sea” – Foster Forward’s Annual Gala Event on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet The evening will feature cocktails, dinner and live entertainment as well as live and silent auctions to support Foster Forward’s programs. More details to follow! *Become a Gala Sponsor! Contact or… Continue Reading “Under the Sea”: Foster Forward’s Annual Gala Event


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Works Wonders® Named WINNER of Ash Center Innovations in American Government Award This past summer, 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 competed for a $50,000 grand prize. Today, Rhode Island Governor… Continue Reading Works Wonders® – NATIONAL AWARD WINNER!

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

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