(From NBA.com) SaintA was among 15 nonprofits to receive more than $300,00o in funding from the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation. Funds will go to youth programs for those who have aged out of foster care.
(From Chronicle of Social Change) SaintA attended a press conference and roundtable as HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced an initiative that offers youth aging out of foster care a path to stable housing within the nation’s public housing network.
(From Milwaukee Business Journal) Sara Daniel has been promoted to Vice President of Educational Services at SaintA. In this role, she oversees strategic direction for Capitol West Academy, SaintA’s K4-8 public charter school.
(From TMJ4) Life can be traumatic for a child aging out of foster care. In Wisconsin the age is 18. Often teens are sent into the world with nothing, but an effort is underway to prevent that.
(From GrowHope) Cathy invested 20 years of her life to children by fostering more than 70 youth and adopting six kids of her own. After she passed away, we opened Cathy’s Collection.
(From GrowHope) From becoming a foster parent to beginning a mentoring ministry, GrowHope names ten ways to “walk by faith” in service of children in foster care.
(From Biz Times Milwaukee) SaintA recently hired Starlet Hayes as Vice President of Fund Development. With 25 years of fundraising experience, Hayes will manage funding opportunities and spread the mission of SaintA.
(From GrowHope) As a Caregiver Support Specialist at SaintA, Nancy Nedland meets with families who are often reaching beyond their means in order to provide care for children in their homes.
(From CWAcademy.org) SaintA and Capitol West Academy recently announced the promotion of Sara Daniel to Vice President of Educational Services. She works closely with school leaders to improve social-emotional learning.
(From WUWM 89.7) Leading up to a concert, Milwaukee visual artist Francis Annan partnered with Capitol West Academy students to create art celebrating Gullah culture.
(From Fox 6 News) The Empower Me Foster Walk on Saturday, May 4 helped raise funds and awareness for the foster home community.
(From WisContext) Data from a multi-year survey in Wisconsin show just how prevalent ACEs are in the state. Featuring Sara Daniel, SaintA’s Vice President of Educational Services.
(From Wisconsin Public Television) An interview with Frederica Freyberg, producer of Not Enough Apologies, a Wisconsin Public Television documentary exploring the epidemic of childhood trauma and local efforts to respond to it.
(From WisContext) Many Wisconsinites have experienced traumas in childhood, but their effects are not universal, nor are their burdens evenly distributed among the state’s different communities. This series explores trauma in the state of Wisconsin.
(From Wisconsin Public Television) This documentary and supplemental videos explore the impact of adverse childhood experiences and how service providers across Wisconsin are working to be responsive to trauma.
(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) SaintA CEO Ann Leinfelder Grove appears alongside other community leaders dedicated to creating trauma-responsive communities through Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM).
(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Leah Harris has joined SaintA as a Digital Content Specialist.
(From Milwaukee Business Journal) Marquette grad Leah Harris has joined SaintA’s in-house marketing team as a digital content specialist. Through internships she has already had bylines in Milwaukee Neighborhood News and Milwaukee Magazine.
(From GrowHope.net) Ms. Roberson has cared for nearly 40 foster children in the past five years – almost all have been teenagers. “They’re hurting on the inside and they need someone to love them and to trust them,” she says.
(From CWAcademy.org) On March 1, Capitol West Academy students celebrated reading and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Guest readers included the school’s founder, pro-sports team owners, community leaders and more.
(From Biz Times Milwaukee) SaintA hires John Schmidt as CFO to oversee finance, IT and environmental services. Schmidt has extensive experience leading notable organizations such as MIAD and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.
(From USA Today) When asked “What’s next for Jayme Closs,” Adrianne Walschinski from the Clinic at SaintA said it will be a balance between making sure Jayme has extra support and allowing her to feel normal.
(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Trauma informed experts, including from the Clinic at SaintA, weigh in on how it may be possible for 13-year old Jayme begin to heal.
(From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Dr. Bruce Perry emphasized the “power of proximity.” But in Milwaukee, there are implicit and ideological roadblocks to building healthy communities.