FEBRUARY 27-28, 2017
HACK FOSTER CARE
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
BE A PART OF THE MOVEMENT TO HELP FOSTER YOUTH REACH THEIR POTENTIAL
ABOUT THE EVENT
The Hack Foster Care Summit brings together technology companies, government agencies, non-profits, and foster youth advocates to focus on three goals in support of foster youth. Foster youth are an untapped source of talent for the technology economy, yet too many of them never realize their potential because the system is failing them.
COLLEGE AND CAREER PREP
Prepare youth for college and career. Only half graduate high school and only 3% earn a bachelor’s degree.
A lack of coordination among platforms makes it difficult to securely capture, manage and share information, slows the processes and increases errors
ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY
Too many foster youth don’t have a computer or access to the Internet.
The mission of Hack Foster Care is to use technology to improve the lives of foster youth and families in the child welfare system. We bring together tech leaders, child welfare agencies, foster youth and families to develop solutions that make a meaningful difference.
a national problem
are currently in foster care
within 2 years of turning 18
by age 24
Lost Childhoods Foster Youth Museum
A groundbreaking exhibit about youth experiences in foster care. With compelling photos, donated objects, videos, foster youth art, and text, Lost Childhoods tells the story of loss and powerlessness-and the human capacity for resilience and connection.
HACK FOSTER CARE SUPPORTERS
Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services • Microsoft • Adobe • Box • Intel • Symantec • Salesforce
Walter S. Johnson Foundation • Pritzker Foster Care Initiative • Silicon Valley Children’s Fund • TeenForce • Hack the Hood
iFoster • DC Design • Think of Us • Center for the Study of Social Policy • First Place for Youth • Law Foundation of Silicon Valley National Youth Law Center • California Youth Connection • Paxata • Baker & McKenzie • John Burton Foundation
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative • Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation • LinkedIn • Westly Foundation • Google