Upcoming Events & Trainings

October 21, 2017

Grand Opening of John Burton Advocates for Youth Housing Complex

John Burton Advocates for Youth will celebrate the grand opening of the John Burton Advocates for Youth Housing Complex, 50 units of permanent, affordable housing. Twenty-four units are set-aside for homeless, transition-age youth, including youth who are making the transition from the foster care system. The project is part of the grand opening of the newly built Booker T. Washington Community Service Center. We hope you can join us to celebrate this exciting development!

November 1, 2017

Accelerating Success: Turning Insights into Action for Foster Youth at California Community Colleges

Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth and Educational Results Partnership for a web seminar to learn about key findings from a report regarding foster youth outcomes at California’s community colleges. Accelerating Success provides college leaders with data driven approaches to improve foster youth outcomes, and shines a light on implications for policy-makers.

November 17, 2017

Join the California Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge!

Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth and the California Department of Education Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program for a web seminar on the California Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge, launching this fall. The goal of the campaign is to increase rates of financial aid receipt among foster youth by offering technical assistance and support to counties, along with outreach materials and other resources that are designed to boost the FAFSA completion rate among high school seniors in foster care. JBAY will also preview the new Financial Aid Guide for California Foster Youth, a robust tool that can help foster youth get all the financial aid for which they are eligible.

December 14, 2017

Save the Date: Celebrate John Burton’s 85th Birthday & Help California’s Foster Youth

John Burton Advocates for Youth will host its annual gala to celebrate John Burton’s 85th birthday and to raise funds to support the important work of improving California’s foster care system. The event will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more details!