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JIT’s Monday Memo 5-22-2017

This week's Monday Memo is a bit late because we wanted to share an exciting event that helped close out Foster Care Awareness Month in a very special way, courtesy of Councilwoman (and former foster youth) Lorie Zapf. Check in out in the Last Word. May has also been...

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JIT’s Monday Memo 5-8-2017

This week's Monday Memo celebrates the first JIT workshop in "The Hub" of our new office, recognizes a super volunteer and a generous investor, and reveals a "Last Word" from a JIT recipient who demonstrates the "why" of Just in Time in words and video...

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JIT’s Monday Memo 5-1-2017

We made it! Thank you for being part of the JIT MOVEment! Just in Time for Foster Youth reached a mission milestone on May 1, 2017 when we moved into our new youth-friendly space at 4560 Alvarado Canyon Road, visible from Highway 8 off Mission Gorge Road and right...

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When Wrong Is Right

What wonderful news to share about Kevin Caulfield! Kevin, a former Just in Time for Foster Youth participant, produced this short film about challenges he faced before entering foster care with his younger brother. This film is part of his application to attend USC...

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Spotlight on Joseph

Joseph had a double challenge upon leaving the foster care system after 13 years. He struggled along with his peers to find his way without the support he needed to navigate life’s obstacles and he is also legally blind due to retinitis pigmentosa macular degeneration...

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Spotlight on Raul

In his four years with JIT, Raul says he has grown and gained a better understanding how to handle money through countless workshops on loans, tenant leases, investments, and building credit.  In fact, he feels more knowledgeable than most peers his age. Raul...

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Spotlight on Tiffany

Although Tiffany felt on her own her whole life, it was nothing like what she felt when entering college. She remembers, “I was working three jobs and could not focus on school. I had no safety net at the time and worked tirelessly to make ends meet.” Even though she...

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Spotlight on Nathan

Nathan was five years old when his mother packed up everything she could and piled four kids onto a Greyhound bus headed to California from the East Coast. She was following Nathan’s father to San Diego where he was seeking a steady source for his drug addiction....

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Ann’s Journey

When Ann was a resource specialist in middle school, she taught many foster youth where the youth were placed in her program awaiting documents from their last placement. Sadly they were often moved again before they could build connections or even get the necessary...

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