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Thank you to everyone who participated in #HackFosterCareLA+1

 On May 24, 2018, child welfare leaders from government and the nonprofit sector, tech professionals, and foster youth came together at Fullscreen for #HackFosterCareLA+1; an event designed to explore how technology can address some of the toughest issues facing

Los Angeles County’s foster care system.

We'd love to hear your thoughts about the event,

which you can share by participating in a short survey

The Nine Projects Featured at #HackFosterCareLA+1
Building on the momentum of the 2017 #HackFosterCareLA, we featured nine projects that were developed at or inspired by last year’s event.  Below, see a list of the projects and presenters that will be part of #HackFosterCareLA+1.
Click here to view the full session descriptions and the event agenda.
  • FosterLAKids.org: Using Technology to Recruit and Develop Resource Families | Felicia Curcuru (Binti) & Angela Karimyan (DCFS)

  • Time2Connect: A Technological Solution for Scheduling & Managing Visitation | Lindsay Garet (Sidebench),  Chris Brereton (Thematic), Genie Chough, Catherine Dang & Ronique Ross (DCFS)

​Click here to see the presentation from this session

  •  Disrupting Tech: Diversifying the Hiring Pool | Sean Arian ( Bixel Exchange), Serita Cox ( iFoster) & Lauri Collier ( LA Opportunity Youth Collaborative)

  • FosterCode: Building Tech Skills for Foster Youth | Oscar Menjivar (Teens Exploring Technology)

  • Using Open Data to Improve Foster Care |  Mark Greninger ( LA County CIO) & John Hickok (DCFS)

  • Fast & Furious 9: Driving Toward Youth Outcomes Using Machine Learning Algorithms | Erika Van Buren, Ph.D & Helen Hong (First Place for Youth)

  • Mentor2Mentor: A Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative by ScaleLA to Address Youth Homelessness | India Williams (ScaleLA)

For a list of Current Child Welfare Mobile Apps & Online Tools click here. If you have questions or would like more information about the event please email us at info@hackfostercarela.org
LA County Channel  Coverage of #HackFosterCareLA+1
Youth Perspective:
The Importance of Technology in Foster Care