Right now we are seeking applications for board of directors. We are seeking representation from the following communities; alumni of foster care or adoption, business and community leaders with a passion for child welfare public policy and advocacy (public and private), persons passionate about youth and young adult mentoring, education professionals, and representatives of diverse communities which are over represented in foster care.
ALUMNI OF FOSTER CARE HAVE EXPERIENCED:
Residential Treatment Centers
Foster Care followed by reunification
Placements with relatives and kin
Foster care placement followed by adoption
As a start-up nonprofit that serves an unrepresented and underserved population, we seek community investment to allow the organization to formalize 501c3 status.
Sponsorship of events that bring alumni together
Technology - (Computer, professional website design, web hosting, etc)
Annual Foster Care Awareness Campaign
Legal costs associated with filing 501c3
Marketing and branding services
Help invest in long term sustainability
When investing in a non profit "Ask about the scale of their dreams"
The mission of Foster Alumni Minnesota is to Connect, Support and Inspire alumni of foster care with a professional and social network through peer to peer networking, education, employment, advocacy, policy and leadership development.
Vision of FAM is all alumni of foster care, adoption, and congregate care are well-supported and well-connected through a peer to peer social scaffolding throughout all phases of life and help decrease disparities as adults.
WHO WE ARE
Foster Alumni of Minnesota (FAM) is a start-up nonprofit with a two-year planning grant from the Sauer Children's Renew Foundation and the John and Denise Graves Foundation. During our planning phase Connections to Independence is acting as the organization's fiscal sponsor.
MONTHLY ALUMNI GATHERINGS
What would you like to see?
Meet leadership and connect with other alum. Great time for FAM to hear what is important to you and how we can best serve you. Come experience the power of connection!