Dozens of human services agencies and foundations, including The New York Foundling are asking Mayor Bill de Blasio for a $50 million boost to the budget for foster care next year. The funding would go toward full-time life coaches and tutors for current and former foster youth from middle school through age 26, a model that nonprofit foster care agencies say has shown promise for teens in their care.READ MORE

Youth Today provides a detailed chronicle of The New York Foundling organization that focuses on education and its decade of work with the Mott Haven Academy Charter School that ultimately became a successful endeavor. READ MORE

Jessica Nauiokas, Principal of The Foundling’s Mott Haven Academy, writes about the effectiveness of a trauma-informed approach to educating children in the child welfare system and in low income communities. This opinion piece is part of a yearlong series examining higher education for youth in foster care, made possible in part by The New York Foundling. READ MORE

The Home of Integrated Behavioral Health will serve 200 families with children between the ages of five and 18 years old, according to a Jan. 14 press release. READ MORE

Con una inversión que supera los $200,000, el alcalde de Vega Alta, Oscar ‘Can’ Santiago Martínez inauguró recientemente un nuevo Head Start en el Barrio Sabana Hoyos, en conjunto con la institución educativa sin fines de lucro New York Foundling (NYF), que administrará el mismo. READ MORE

This article is part of a yearlong series examining higher education for youth in foster care, made possible in part by The New York Foundling. READ MORE

A Q&A on The Foundling’s website tells how Trystan worked his way through adversity as a teen to earn a master’s degree from New York University, where he then interned with the same organization that helped him as a foster care youth. READ MORE

The New York Foundling had no choice but to cancel upcoming Child Abuse Prevention Program workshops across New York City schools due to lack of funding for this impactful program, which uses puppets to teach children how to recognize and stop child abuse. Last year alone, it resulted in 165 calls to New York State’s child abuse hotline. NBC’s Melissa Russo has the full story. WATCH HERE

The Foundling’s CEO and President Bill Baccaglini appears on NY1’s In Focus with Cheryl Wills, along with Stanley Richards of The Fortune Society, to discuss prison reform and how the organizations are playing a role. WATCH HERE

Bill Baccaglini, CEO and President of The New York Foundling, joins host Cheryl Wills, as well as Stanley Richards of The Fortune Society to discuss criminal justice reform and The Foundling’s work in juvenile justice. WATCH HERE