By: Bonnie Sharpe On: July 06, 2016 In: News Item Comments: 1

We would like to take a moment to congratulate one of our extraordinary young adults and co-mentors, Leonardo Jimenez, on his recent acceptance into L.A. Kitchen’s culinary arts and nutrition advocacy training program! Leo has been in foster care for the past twenty years – since the day he...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: June 29, 2016 In: News Item Comments: 0

Contact: Barnaby Murff Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations E: b.murff@extraordinaryfamilies.org T: 213-365-2900 Janet Marinaccio Chief Operating Officer E: j.marinaccio@extraordinaryfamilies.org T: 213.365.2900 Extraordinary Families Launches ConnectLA to Help Los Angeles County Foster Youth Access Essential Services New Free Smartphone App Provides Transitioning Foster Youth and Foster Families Access to...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: June 29, 2016 In: News Item Comments: 0

       My name is Amanda Aldeghi. I’m 25 years old. My interests include: working with kids, cooking, poetry, practicing yoga, singing, and reading. I grew up in Yuba City then moved to Sacramento after high school. In 2012 I transferred to UC Riverside where I received a...

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By: Bonnie Sharpe On: May 24, 2016 In: News Item Comments: 0
By: Janet Marinaccio On: January 12, 2016 In: News Item Comments: 0

A message from our Board Chair: You may recall in October of 2015, we announced that ExtraordinaryFamilies received a request from the State of Illinois to take part in leading reforms in their statewide foster care system-the nation’s third largest. This represents a tremendous prospect for us to expand...

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By: Janet Marinaccio On: October 29, 2015 In: News Item Comments: 0

Harnessing the Power of 10 means that you give a minimum of $10 and ask 10 friends/family members to do the same. Your generosity will support ExtraordinaryFamilies’ foster youth development and employment programs. Despite a desire to work, older and former foster youth are often unable to find jobs...

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By: Janet Marinaccio On: October 28, 2015 In: News Item Comments: 0

As we look at the calendar, we realize it’s time to start planning our annual holiday celebration for the children in our care and the families who provide them safe, loving homes. In 2014, we were overwhelmed with the generosity of our supporters who literally flooded us with toys...

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By: Janet Marinaccio On: October 16, 2015 In: News Item Comments: 1

Since ExtraordinaryFamilies’ merger of The Child Welfare Initiative and The Southern California Foster Family & Adoption Agency, we are pleased to report that our work over the past 18 months has produced an extraordinary success. Our Boards of Directors, staffs, and operations are a single team that has already...

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By: ExtraordinaryFamilies On: August 30, 2015 In: News Item Comments: 0

Thank you for visiting the new ExtraordinaryFamilies website, which will be growing extensively in the next few months. Our goal is to present as much useful information as possible for current and prospective foster families as well as current and former foster youth to help build strong families and successful...

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