DC Trip in 2019

As foster care youth and alumni, this will be the seventh year that we volunteer our time to travel to DC to strive to make a difference about this vitally important issue. It truly is time to to move forward to improve housing outcomes after foster care. We can and must make this happen.

Dates: Sunday, March 3 – Thursday, March 7, 2019

Trip Participants
:

  • Joshua Hatch, OHIO YAB
  • Roman Sandhu, OHIO YAB
  • Tajanae Martin, OHIO YAB
  • Kierra Williams, OHIO YAB founding member
  • Doris Edelmann, ACTION Ohio
  • Jamole Callahan, ACTION Ohio
  • Michael Outrich, ACTION Ohio
  • Tatyana Rozhnova, Opportunities Knocking
  • Vanessa Hernandez, California Youth Connection
  • Kimberly Coronel, California Youth Connection
  • Sean Hughes, iFoster
  • Jill Bloch, iFoster
  • Justin Abbasi, National Foster Youth & Alumni Policy Council 

Trip Schedule: 

  • Sunday, March 3: Travel to DC and evening team-building activities
  • Monday, March 4: Training Day and HUD Visit
    • Morning training
    • 1:30 pm meeting with HUD Secretary Ben Carson
  • Tuesday, March 5: Legislative Visits and Federal Legislative Briefing
    • 10:30 am meeting with Angelique Salizan and Shilesha Bamberg of Senator Sherrod Brown’s office
    • 11:00 am meeting with Congresswoman Joyce Beatty’s Financial Service Counsel, Scott Farnin
    • 11:00 am meeting with Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CYC)
    • 11:30 am meeting with Julia Prus of Congressman Brad Wenstrup’s Office
    • Noon meeting with Megan Harrington of Senator Rob Portman’s office
    • 2:00 pm set up for briefing
    • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, young people facilitate a federal briefing on improving housing outcomes for foster youth
  • Wednesday, March 6: Meeting with HHS and the Federal Appropriations Committee
    • 1:30 pm meeting at HUD in Room 4202 with HUD Section 8, HHS, CDF and Casey Family Programs
    • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Celebratory dinner with Casey Family Programs, 1200 17th Street, Suite 410, Washington DC, DC 20036 with Nicole Dobbins and Kristi Craig
  • Thursday, March 7: Sightseeing and journey home

 

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