AAUW LAKE OSWEGO PRESENTS OREGON FOSTER YOUTH CONNECTION DISCUSSION
American Association of University Women Lake Oswego presents a discussion led by members of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection, a Children First for Oregon Program on October 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Oswego Heritage House 398 10th Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. We warmly invite the public to this special event. Free, no tickets needed. News coverage of Oregon’s foster care system has repeatedly indicated that the system is not meeting the needs of all the young people in their care. Changes are in process. Governor Brown is including young people who have experienced foster care in discussions of proposed changes. The Oregon Foster Youth Connection’s mission is to improve the foster care system through advocacy, activism and leadership. Membership includes current and former foster youth who wish to share their voices on issues affecting foster care in Oregon. During the past year Oregon Foster Youth Connection has advocated for Senate Bill 745 which called for an additional $8.5 million for the Child Welfare Independent Living Program. They also advocated for issues ranging from supporting youth in care ages 18-24, quality of foster homes and providers, and preventing houselessness. AAUW is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Nationally, AAUW has awarded over $3 million in scholarships and grants in the past year. The Lake Oswego Branch supports the AAUW Funds as well as providing local scholarships at Clackamas Community College, the local university partner. AAUW LO offers an advocacy group, six book groups, lunch bunch, a dinner group, exploring our Northwest, a bridge group and many monthly meetings with presentations focused on the issues of the day. For more information please contact Karen at email@example.com or 503-636-9755 or Jeanne-Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202- 445-4976. See the website at lakeoswego-or.aauw.net/ and the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/aauwlakeoswegobranch for event listings and pictures.
Press Release September 11, 2019 Submitted by Karen Rottink, AAUW LO Board Member for Public Information 503-636-9755 email@example.com