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Our Team Picked Books by Black Authors You Should Read

Our Team Picked Books by Black Authors You Should Read

For Black History Month, we asked our team what books by Black authors they recommend everyone read. It resulted in quite the eclectic mix — from memoirs and social analyses, to classics and sci-fi / fantasies. God In The Ghetto by my late father, William Augustus...

General Assembly Should Improve Foster Youth Support

General Assembly Should Improve Foster Youth Support

It is shaping up to be a busy legislative session at the Statehouse, and I am eager to work with lawmakers to support the teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care in Indiana. At Foster Success, we ensure that the 24,000 teens and young adults...

Giving Young People in Foster Care a Seat at the Table

Giving Young People in Foster Care a Seat at the Table

For 16 years, Morgan Perrill has advocated for changes at the state level. For the past two years, much of her work has been on behalf of youth in foster care. “I love seeing young people learn about government and get involved in its process,” said Perrill, Vice...

Too Many of Those Transitioning Out of Foster Care Become Homeless

Too Many of Those Transitioning Out of Foster Care Become Homeless

Affordable housing is a national and statewide challenge that many are working to address, including the Indiana General Assembly Housing Task Force. However, it’s an issue that particularly impacts young people in Indiana transitioning out of foster care and makes...

Meeting Her Basic Needs Changed Her Life

Meeting Her Basic Needs Changed Her Life

Rosie experienced homelessness for three years. She had been in the foster care system since she was seven years old, and didn’t have a permanent support system until last year, when Foster Success became the shoulder she needed to lean on. Now, the 19-year-old...

On the Road to Success

On the Road to Success

Homeless at 13, she had no idea what her future would hold. All Mary knew was people cared. Good samaritans would deliver care packages filled with food, hygiene items, and other necessities. Someday, she thought, she would be in a position to help others in similar...

Financial Empowerment Program Incentivizes Self-Sufficiency

Financial Empowerment Program Incentivizes Self-Sufficiency

With your support, she set herself up for success. Fatima, a 19-year-old from northeast Indiana, recently completed Foster Success’s Opportunity Passport™ program, which allowed her to buy her very first car, a 2016 Chevy Malibu. Now, she can more easily travel...

Program Participant Lands Job Through Conference Connection

Program Participant Lands Job Through Conference Connection

Growing up she wanted to help people, but her friends were convinced she'd end up working in the fashion industry in a big city. Now, she's doing all three. Jada C. recently started a new job at Dress For Success, an Indianapolis nonprofit that empowers women to...

Stevens Named to Hoosier Women Forward’s Fifth Class of Leaders

Stevens Named to Hoosier Women Forward’s Fifth Class of Leaders

Our President & CEO Dr. Maggie Stevens was named to the fifth class of Hoosier Women Forward. The leadership training program is aimed at elevating and empowering women in public, private, and community service roles across the state. “HWF is proud to select this...

Foster Success Welcomes New Board Members

Foster Success Welcomes New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2022 Foster Success has selected its new Board of Directors’ Officers and added four new members to the Board. The Indianapolis-based nonprofit provides financial, educational and social support to young people aging out of Indiana’s...

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