Rise Above Foundation

May 06

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May 03

toughlovefilm:

“And we will support programs that help increase permanency, reduce rates of re-entry into foster care, and address the issues that bring young people in the child welfare system in the first place.”
- President Obama in the Presidential Proclamation for National Foster Care Month. Read the entire proclamation here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/30/presidential-proclamation-national-foster-care-month-2013

toughlovefilm:

“And we will support programs that help increase permanency, reduce rates of re-entry into foster care, and address the issues that bring young people in the child welfare system in the first place.”

- President Obama in the Presidential Proclamation for National Foster Care Month. 

Read the entire proclamation here: 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/30/presidential-proclamation-national-foster-care-month-2013

Apr 30

Apr 23

Apr 16

Project Wait No Longer: Become More Involved with Policy & Advocacy on Behalf of Children in Foster Care -

projectwaitnolonger:

The Foster Family-Based Treatment Association (FFTA) is hosting its 11th Annual Public Policy Institute & Advocacy Day. This is being held May 6-7 in Arlington, VA & Washington, DC.

During this event, you will have the opportunity to participate in policy discussions and an interactive…

Apr 10

Mar 28

[video]

Mar 25

Project Wait No Longer: Adopted at 12 - Ryan's Family Shares Their Story -

What a great story and a great program!!!

projectwaitnolonger:

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Karen and Fred were matched with their son Ryan through Project Wait No Longer, when Ryan was 12 years old. This is their story:

When we first met Ryan, he was very shy and nervous around us. To be honest, we were all very nervous. Fred and I tried to hang back as much as possible to…

(via fostermomnj)

Mar 20

Mar 13

twloha:

Graphic designer Hayli Alyce created this “living graffiti” piece with Spanish moss to portray an uplifting thought through both words and imagery.

twloha:

Graphic designer Hayli Alyce created this “living graffiti” piece with Spanish moss to portray an uplifting thought through both words and imagery.

Mar 11

“Every day you have the opportunity to learn and experience some-thing and some-one new. Seize the opportunity. Learn and experience everything you can, and use it to change the world.” — Rodney Williams

Feb 28

Disrupting Poverty: No More Waste -

Every child should have the opportunity for greatness. The Child Fund is right. Every kid has potential for doing something great in life but if they aren’t given opportunities, how can they succeed?

"It’s a kid, not a cause"- Rise Above

annegoddard:

Even before I came to ChildFund, I detested waste. I detest wasting time, energy, money and all kinds of other things.

I detest wasting food in restaurants or at kitchen tables, where more food is provided than is wanted or consumed. I detest buying something that’s not needed or liked, and…

Feb 21

We don’t do what we do for the thank you cards but this one is pretty awesome!!!

We don’t do what we do for the thank you cards but this one is pretty awesome!!!

Feb 18

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