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Western Michigan University - Center for Fostering Success

  • Western Michigan University - Center for Fostering Success
  • 1903 W. Michigan Ave.
  • Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • Maddy Day
  • Director of Outreach & Training
  • 269-568-9142

Program Description

Fostering Success Michigan, through generous support from The Kresge Foundation, Western Michigan University and others, is building a statewide collective-impact strategy that strives to prepare young people in foster care between the ages of 12 to 25 across the state of Michigan. Fostering Success Michigan is utilizing the Collective Impact Framework to support Michigan's efforts of large scale social change in the area of youth and alumni of foster care and their access and succuss in higher education and post-college careers. The Collective Impact Framework employs five distinct conditions for social change: Backbone Organization, Common Agenda, Mutually Reinforcing Activities, Shared Measurement, and Continuous Communication.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%