Opportunities & Engagement for Young People

Partners often come to us looking for the foster youth or alumni perspective. Check back often for paid and unpaid opportunities or apply here for opportunities design and inform research critical to our community.

If you wish to post your opportunity here (or have it circulated via our youth mailing list),
email hello@thinkof-us.org.

Our Work

Bridging the divide between policy, practice, and people.

Think of Us takes on strategic projects to Spark, Support, or CoDrive research and development designed to be catalytic, disrupting existing norms in the child welfare system so that lived experience is at the center.

Spark

Catalyzing work that centers lived experience

Support

Partnering with key stakeholders to drive change

CoDrive

Our flagship projects

Federal Engagement: U.S. Congress

Working with Congress to target issues that impact child welfare, youth, and families.

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Check for Us: National Outreach Campaign

A nation-wide and state-specific outreach campaign to find and connect former foster youth with COVID-19 relief funding.

Spark
Support
CoDrive
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Away From Home

An in-depth report on the experiences and perspectives of young people who have recently lived in institutional placements in foster care.

Spark
Support
CoDrive
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Virtual Support Services

Virtual support to bridge the gap between the needs of foster youth and families and community resources.

Spark
Support
CoDrive
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LA County Quarantine Housing

Redesigning the LA County quarantine housing program for foster youth as an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spark
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MicroCash Grant COVID-19 Data

Data on 27,000+ current and former foster youth who applied for MicroCash grants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spark
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The Lived Experience Network

The largest community of people with lived experience in child welfare that can be engaged and mobilized at critical moments for systems change.

Spark
Support
CoDrive
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