California Community Colleges Help Foster Dreams
Former wards of the state now have advocates at public institutions

November 5, 2007
Mary Andom
"Former foster children face almost insurmountable obstacles when it comes to making the transition from the foster system to higher education. At the age of 18, people emancipated from the system often lack the financial resources and life skills to survive on their own and are at high risk of becoming homeless, incarcerated, or victims of violent or sexual crimes."