Implementation Partners

Four California counties – Fresno, Orange, Sacramento and Santa Cruz – are demonstration sites for the Partnership, implementing a common agenda to improve education outcomes for students from foster care starting with preschool and extending across the entire education continuum. More

Implementation Support Team

Supporting county-level implementation is a network of organizations known as the Backbone Support Team. This team meets regularly to guide strategy and vision, support aligned activities, establish shared measurement practices, build public will, advance policy and mobilize funding. More

Key Advisors

The Education Equals Partnership was developed through a collaboration with a network of experts in the area of child welfare and education, each bringing unique expertise and ideas to shape the approach and inform implementation. More

Youth Ambassadors

The 2014 California Youth Ambassadors are a group of 12 foster care alumni, ages 18-26. Working alongside county leaders, and also closely with the Education Equals Partnership and California College Pathways, the Ambassadors give an authentic and powerful youth perspective. Throughout their year-long term, the Ambassadors will use their ideas, energy and voices to improve educational outcomes for California’s foster children, youth and alumni. More