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  • Meeting the Educational Needs of Students in the Child Welfare System: Lessons Learned from the Field

    This report evaluates the success of AFC’s Project Achieve. It describes the long-term impact on staff at the foster care agencies with whom AFC partners, the children and families they serve, and the city’s child welfare system itself.

    Jul 20, 2012

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    Over the last decade, child welfare agencies and advocates have begun to recognize that the students they serve need access to greater educational opportunities, and that education is critically important to child wellbeing, permanency planning and a successful transition to adulthood. This report from Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) offers insights and analysis from five years implementing Project Achieve, a program that places AFC staff on site at partner foster care and preventive services agencies in New York City. The report explains how Project Achieve works and examines its long-term impact on the children and families served by these agencies, the people who work there and the city’s child welfare system itself.

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