Stuart Foundation Approves $100,000 Grant to Community Colleges in Support of Foster Youth

The Stuart Foundation recently announced it has approved a $100,000 grant to Ventura County Community College District to support the persistence and college completion of over 700 foster youth enrolled at Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Ventura College, and California State University, Channel Islands. “This grant will have a significant, positive impact on our foster youth students by making it possible for this at-risk population to stay in college and succeed in higher education,” commented Dr. Jamillah Moore, Chancellor, Ventura County Community College District. Board Chair, Art Hernández, added, “We are grateful to the Stuart Foundation for partnering with the District to invest in the future of foster youth in our community. The Board looks forward to accepting the grant funds at its public meeting in January.”

The Stuart Foundation is dedicated to the protection, education, and development of children and youth. The Foundation works toward ensuring that all children grow up in caring families, learn in vibrant and effective schools, and have opportunities to become productive members of their communities.