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State Senate approves Wilk’s “LifeLine Foster Youth” bill
by iFoster | June 10, 2021
Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, received unanimous support Tuesday for Senate Bill 546, which extends the state’s iFoster Pilot Program. The program currently provides California’s foster youth with smartphones and free voice, text and data.

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Free Phone Plans for California Foster Youth Likely to Become Permanent Program
by iFoster | June 1, 2021
When the pandemic hit California last spring, Yerimera Rodriguez was a young, first-time mom, trying to manage life with a newborn and a double-major’s load of college classes. The screeching shutdown of society and shift to virtual learning threatened to derail the former foster youth. Isolated at home without Wi-Fi, she lost access to both school and support systems essentially overnight.

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Weis Raises $250K to Support Foster Kids
by iFoster | May 27, 2021
After the completion of its month-long register roundup program, Weis Markets has raised $250,000 to support the iFoster Hope campaign. The funds will provide children and youth in foster care in the seven states Weis Markets serves with much-needed resources and services.

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Weis Markets donates to iFoster Hope Campaign
by iFoster | May 27, 2021
Weis Markets donated some big bucks today to support local foster kids. The store in the Clarks Summit area held an in-store fundraising program in March for the iFoster Hope Campaign.

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Foster Youth Drive Equitable Vaccine Rollout in California
by iFoster | April 23, 2021
iFoster’s TAY initiative is supporting underserved populations with vaccine navigation through a virtual call center. Now, iFoster is hiring more than 200 TAY positions in Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties to fulfill demand for the program, which is the largest employment of foster youth by a single employer in any state.

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