Towards Leveling the Playing Field: Insights on the College-Going Experiences of Foster Care Alumni

Event Type: OCCRL

Participants will:
(a) learn about the status of current research on foster youth; 
(b) learn about emergent lines of qualitative inquiry on foster youth;
(c) examine the college-going experiences of foster youth through the lens of various theoretical frameworks
(d) identify areas for future research, policy and practice

Individual Submissions:

  • Understanding the Experiences of Foster Youth from a Community Cultural Wealth Perspective - Mauriell H Amechi
  • Supports and Hindrances of College-going Foster Youth: Perspectives from Student Affairs Practitioners - Kizzy M. Lopez, California State University, Fresno; Kenyon Lee Whitman, University of San Diego
  • Cultivating Social Inclusion: The Role of TRiO Programs in Supporting Foster College Students - Jarrett Gupton, University of Minnesota; Kelly Collins, University of Minnesota

Soua Xiong, San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University

Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mauriell H Amechi