Nicole Hudley

Nicole Hudley

Nicole Hudley is a Research Assistant Intern at Honoring Emancipated Youth (HEY). Prior to working at HEY, Hudley received her Masters in Public Policy (MPP) at Mills College. She conducted a series of in depth interviews with foster youth, child welfare workers, and Independent Living Skills Program case managers for her Master's Policy Report entitled "Alameda County Independent Living Skills Program: Improving Educational Outcomes for Former Foster Youth, produced for the Alameda County Independent Living Skills Program".

Articles By Nicole Hudley:
EYAB’s White Water Rafting Retreat

EYAB’s White Water Rafting Retreat

By Nicole Hudley, HEY Research Intern

This August, I got the amazing opportunity to join HEY’s Emancipated Youth Advocacy Board (EYAB) river rafting for their retreat.  I was absolutely overjoyed to be outside in the summer sun, in a beautiful scene of green trees and huge rocks, and of course to engage my entire body in [...]

Life Portal Training

[from Nicole Hudley, HEY Research Assistant]
On August 11, 2009, I attended a training on LifePortal, a consulting organization that specializes in the application of new technology to human and social services. HEY’s partner, Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance (FYA), has taken on LifePortal to create an interactive website in which youth and professionals can take [...]

LOCAL POLICY: Civil Grand Jury Report

LOCAL POLICY
from the Human Services Network Update 6/29/09
Civil Grand Jury report: Nonprofits: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Today, the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury released a new report that looks at nonprofit contracting. The report makes recommendations in four areas: the procurement process, addbacks, back office operations, and monitoring and performance measurements. The Board and [...]

SF Family and Children Services Foster Care Therapeutic Program Proposal

SF Family and Children Services Foster Care Therapeutic Program Proposal
On Monday, Dec 1st HEY was invited to hear a presentation by San Francisco Human Services Agency, Family and Children’s Services’ (FCS) Deputy Director Debby Jeter on the need and plan for San Francisco Therapeutic Foster Care Program proposal. The proposal was presented to members of [...]

State Policy – New State Legislators

STATE POLICY
New State Legislators
California will have 25 new members of the Legislature who have never before served in Sacramento—roughly one in five of the state’s lawmakers. Who are these freshmen? Capitol Alert offers brief sketches of each of the newcomers.
Meet the Democrats
Meet the Republicans
Local Policy—Prop 63 Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) 3-Year Program Plan
Community Behavioral [...]

FEDERAL POLICY – HUD invites communities to apply for $20 Million in New Housing Voucher for Child Welfare Families and Aging-out Youth

FEDERAL POLICY
HUD invites communities to apply for $20 Million in New Housing Voucher for Child Welfare Families and Aging-out Youth
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the 2008 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) inviting public housing authorities nationwide to apply for a portion of $20 million in new Section 8 Housing Choice [...]

YDPN Brown Bags

YDPN Brown Bags
This year, the Youth Development Peer Network is hosting a series of Brown Bags focusing on various topics relevant to youth workers. The YDPN defines a youth worker as ‘anyone who works with or on behalf of youth’. These sessions are intended to bring people together, not only as professionals but as peers [...]

State Policy – Breakthrough Series Collaborative on ILP Transformation

State Policy
Breakthrough Series Collaborative on ILP Transformation
The Breakthrough Series Collaborative on ILP Transformation, a project of the California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership has selected its first cohort of county teams:
Butte
Fresno
Los Angeles
Monterey
Napa
Orange
Sacramento
San Francisco
Santa Clara
Solano
There is still room to join this initiative. If your county would like to join this Breakthrough Series Collaborative sponsored by the California [...]

Federal Policy – Preliminary Concerns Regarding Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and the FAFSA

Federal Policy
from Foster Youth Alliance (FYA) Bulletin, 10.24.08 and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)]:
Preliminary Concerns Regarding Unaccompanied Homeless Youth and the FAFSA
NAEHCY is concerned that, as drafted, the current FAFSA would exclude many unaccompanied youth who are intended beneficiaries of the FAFSA changes. Page three of the draft [...]

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