Orphan Foundation of America

Orphan Foundation of America OFA is the oldest national organization specifically focusing on support, education, and workforce development for youth aging out of the foster care system.

06/14/2012

What does (and doesn't) Father's Day mean to foster youth? Follow us on our new FB page to explore this topic and more!

Check out our newest blog post, as one of our students tackles a timeless question: How do we achieve our dreams? Links ...
06/11/2012
Foster Care to Success (FC2S)

Check out our newest blog post, as one of our students tackles a timeless question: How do we achieve our dreams? Links to the post can be found on our new FB page at www.facebook.com/fostercare2success. Please follow us on this page from now on. Thanks!

FC2S is the largest provider of college funding and support services for foster youth in the nation. Join us in providing a future for a foster youth. Find out more at www.fc2success.org

Please follow us on our new FB page at http://www.facebook.com/FosterCare2Success. We'll be getting rid of this page soo...
05/31/2012

Please follow us on our new FB page at http://www.facebook.com/FosterCare2Success. We'll be getting rid of this page soon now that we've launched our new website (www.fc2success.org) and campaign to help foster youth across the nation.

Check out our brand new website. It's got bright/bold design, student stories, monthly "foster care heroes" and much mor...
05/31/2012
How You Can Help

Check out our brand new website. It's got bright/bold design, student stories, monthly "foster care heroes" and much more. Plus, we have a whole section on how YOU can help a foster youth go to college, get a good job, and have a fulfilling life! http://www.fc2success.org/how-you-can-help

YAY! We're launching our amazing new website and campaign to help foster youth later today! Follow us on our amazing new...
05/24/2012
Foster Care to Success (FC2S)

YAY! We're launching our amazing new website and campaign to help foster youth later today! Follow us on our amazing new FB page and stay in the know.

We'll be getting rid of this page so please follow us at www.facebook.com/fostercare2success

FC2S is the largest provider of college funding and support services for foster youth in the nation. Join us in providing a future for a foster youth. Find out more at www.fc2success.org

Here's a sampling of what's in the student care packages we just sent out: two boxes of Girl Scout cookies (yum!), perso...
05/14/2012
Foster Care to Success (FC2S)

Here's a sampling of what's in the student care packages we just sent out: two boxes of Girl Scout cookies (yum!), personal care items like shampoo or lip balm, and school supplies like notepads and pens. Learn more by following our new FB page at www.facebook.com/fostercare2success

FC2S is the largest provider of college funding and support services for foster youth in the nation. Join us in providing a future for a foster youth. Find out more at www.fc2success.org

Wow. We just stuffed and sent out 2,500 care packages for the students in our programs! What was in our care packages? F...
05/11/2012
Foster Care to Success (FC2S)

Wow. We just stuffed and sent out 2,500 care packages for the students in our programs! What was in our care packages? Find out by following our new FB page at www.facebook.com/fostercare2success.

FC2S is the largest provider of college funding and support services for foster youth in the nation. Join us in providing a future for a foster youth. Find out more at www.fc2success.org

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07/03/2010
Health Care

Check out this website:

Health Care

05/24/2010
National Foster Care Month: Change a Child's Life

Thoughts on Foster Care Month.

Over the past 11 years, a succession of children - some in diapers and some in high school - have come to stay in my home for varying amounts of time. They are the children most Americans think of only at Christmas time or while watching a tear-jerking movie.

Fellow student Joe C from NC has earned a trip to the Mediterranean this summer!  http://bit.ly/daUNdx  What are you pla...
05/07/2010
A Summer in the Mediterranean | Orphan Foundation of America (OFA)

Fellow student Joe C from NC has earned a trip to the Mediterranean this summer! http://bit.ly/daUNdx What are you planning for the summer? We want to know, even if we aren't all getting a trip like that!

OFA ETV student Joseph C, rising senior at Yale College, told us about a fantastic opportunity he’s been granted for this summer. Joe is a Classical

04/29/2010

Everyone at OFA wishes good luck to our students who are finishing up their spring semester in the next few weeks. We're so proud of you!

04/15/2010
www.runhope.com

Set your DVR! Lisa will be on Good Morning America (ABC)
on 4/16/10 talking about Running Hope for America.

04/14/2010
www.runhope.com

Lisa starts running for OFA and youth around the world in just a few days. Find out more at www.runhope.com. And she'll be on Good Morning America on Friday!

04/06/2010
www.runhope.com

In the final countdown for Lisa's 50mi in 50
states run. Yes, running 50mi in one day! www.runhope.com She's doing
it for youth around the world.

04/05/2010

OFA's new website is almost here! Just a couple more days!

Starting Apr 19th, one woman is running 50mi in each state, to help millions of children.
04/01/2010
www.runhope.com

Starting Apr 19th, one woman is running 50mi in each state, to help millions of children.

Last day to apply for the OFA/Casey scholarship.  The application closes tonight at midnight!
03/31/2010
From Foster Care to Success: Orphan Foundation of America

Last day to apply for the OFA/Casey scholarship. The application closes tonight at midnight!

Founded in 1981, Orphan Foundation of America is the only national organization in the U.S. focusing on education, support, and workforce development for youth aging out of the foster care system.

The OFA/Casey online scholarship application closes in FIVE days - if you were planning on applying you'd better do it N...
03/26/2010
From Foster Care to Success: Orphan Foundation of America

The OFA/Casey online scholarship application closes in FIVE days - if you were planning on applying you'd better do it NOW!

Founded in 1981, Orphan Foundation of America is the only national organization in the U.S. focusing on education, support, and workforce development for youth aging out of the foster care system.

03/23/2010
www.runhope.com

One woman along with a nun is
running 50 miles in 50 states in 62 days, all to benefit OFA and orphans all
over the world! Learn more here www.runhope.com/ofa.html and on Facebook
(search for Running Hope to America).

03/18/2010
www.yu.edu

Graduate Scholarships!!!
For GRADUATE students seeking their MSW, the Wurzweiler
School of Social Work at Yeshiva University is
offering six scholarships of $7,500 to $15,000 per year for students who enroll
in a full-time, two-year graduate program, which leads to a MSW degree with a
Certificate in Child Welfare Practice.





Applicants need to demonstrate a commitment to serving
Hispanic families and communities. Bilingual Spanish/English language skills
and bicultural Hispanic applicants are preferred. For more information and an application call
the admissions office, 212-960-0800. The
deadline is June 1 for the 2010-11 school year.

Scholarships!!! The Children’s Action Network and The Dave ThomasFoundation for Adoption administer the Fosteringa Fut...
03/18/2010
Children's Action Network : A Project of the Tides Center

Scholarships!!! The Children’s Action Network and The Dave Thomas
Foundation for Adoption administer the Fostering
a Future Scholarship for foster youth.
Up to 10, $10,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2010-11 school
year. The deadline is April 20, and more
information and the application can be found on their website.

Children's Action Network is dedicated to finding homes for the more than 129,000 children in the United Staes who are waiting for an adoptive family and improving outcomes for the more than 500,000 children in foster care.

It's a win-win-win!  Check out our blog about Poksak's scholarship fund for foster youth! And check out Poksak themselve...
03/18/2010
OFA

It's a win-win-win! Check out our blog about Poksak's scholarship fund for foster youth!
And check out Poksak themselves, at http://www.poksak.com.

Did you know this week is “Power of the Reusable Bag” week? We didn’t either, but we’re glad we learned – because Poksak reusable bags celebrate the power of foster youth in college as well.

03/14/2010
www.orphan.org

Check out our latest blog - there are such wonderful people in this world!

Ofa Staff                Generation 18 (the people who brought you Rock the Vote) is handing out 24 flipcamcorders to yo...
03/09/2010
Generation18

Ofa Staff
Generation 18 (the people who brought you Rock the Vote) is handing out 24 flipcamcorders to young people to help them make a video documentary about the concerns of people your age - apply to participate! The deadline is April 12th,so check it out. Don't you think the voice of foster youth should beincluded in this documentary? http://generation18.com/

18 in 08: A Film, A Movement, A Change. Join our campaign to mobilize and engage young voters for the 2008 election.

OFA says THANK YOU to FedEx for sponsoring our Care Packages once again!
02/27/2010
Thank you, FedEx! | OFA

OFA says THANK YOU to FedEx for sponsoring our Care Packages once again!

Next time you see a FedEx truck, think of OFA, smile and wave at the driver. He won’t know why you’re being so friendly but it will surely make him smile

02/03/2010

California Students ONLY - here's an interesting project

OFA scholars Nate Gawlik and Lily Dorman-Colby will be on KNDS radio this Friday from 10-11am CENTRAL TIME to promote th...
01/28/2010
96.3 KNDS - Radio For Everyone

OFA scholars Nate Gawlik and Lily Dorman-Colby will be on KNDS radio this Friday from 10-11am CENTRAL TIME to promote the White House Conference on Children and Youth in 2010 Act. Go to www.KNDSradio.com and click on listen now to hear the show.

The show will also mark the debut airing of the song, "Broken and Beautiful" by Steve Smith, Nate Gawlik, and Leslie Welsh. “Broken and Beautiful” is a call to action to help children in need. Enjoy it!

As-if the music of the Gaslamp Killer, Prefuse 73, and Voices-Voices wasn't enough for you to visit The Aquarium on Tuesday, January 26th, our new KNDS T-Shirts (see design) will be available for the first time at the event.

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