Upcoming Events & Trainings

Friday, June 23rd from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Web Seminar

Immigrant Families & Child Welfare: What Do We Need to Know in 2017?

This informational web seminar featuring John Burton Advocates for Youth and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, will discuss the impact of the Trump Administration’s recent immigration policy initiatives on immigrant families in California, including those involved in the child welfare system.

Wednesday, July 19th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  

Web Seminar

2017-2018 Burton Book Fund: Info for Colleges and Students

This web seminar will provide essential information about the Burton Book Fund for the 2017-18 academic year, including an expansion of the program to serve homeless students attending community college. The web seminar will be an important opportunity for college campus representatives, students, and book store administrators to learn about this important program.

Thursday, July 27th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Web Seminar

Beyond the Safety Net: Results from a Pilot to Transform Housing Providers into College Success Programs

To increase rates of college enrollment and retention among current and former foster youth, John Burton Advocates for Youth has been working closely with a cohort of 28 transitional housing providers across the state to promote college enrollment and retention. This web seminar will mark the release of a report sharing the preliminary results from the first year of the pilot.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Burton Book Fund Fundraiser

Please join us on Wednesday, August 30th for an event to benefit the Burton Book Fund, which has provided text books to over 5,300 current and former foster youth attending college.  Contact Martha Joseph for questions or information about event sponsorship.

October 16 & 17, 2017

2017 Blueprint Conference

The 2017 Blueprint Conference will take place on October 16 & 17, 2017 at the Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel in Los Angeles. Mark your calendars now for this dynamic event that combines meaningful networking opportunities with in-depth workshops presented by professionals with a passion and aptitude for supporting foster youth. Information regarding submitting a workshop proposal and registering for the event will be released in 2017.