Rally for Fair Futures Initiative at City Hall

On Monday, March 25th, councilmembers, child welfare agencies, nonprofits, foundations, advocates, and young people rallied on the steps of City Hall to support the Fair Futures initiative. Fair Futures would provide coaching and other services to youth aging out of foster care or with a history of foster care, with the aim of providing the supports they need to be successful adults. Fair Futures organizers are calling for private and public investment that would reach $50 million a year when fully scaled, but that would produce net savings through increased employment and reductions in homelessness, justice system involvement, and other expensive public services. The Fair Futures model draws from several evidence-based programs. Many aspects of the model have been tested in New York City with the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and other private funders. Action Research serves as a monitoring, learning and evaluation partner to the Hilton Foundation’s Foster Youth Initiative. For more information and regular updates, follow @FairFuturesNY on Twitter.