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$174
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NEEDED BY 05/28

Housing Supplies for Aleks to attend the Foster Youth Internship Program in Washington DC

Posted Mar 28, 2019
Aleks is a student from Wisconsin who was accepted into CCAI’s 2019 Foster Youth Internship Program in Washington, D.C. For 17 years, the FYI Program has been a highly esteemed, life-changing youth empowerment program for young adults who have spent their formative years in the U.S. foster care system. The program offers Foster Youth Interns the opportunity to intern in a congressional office and become published authors of a federal child welfare policy report. To help make this program an impactful experience for the interns, CCAI provides full service, wrap-around care throughout the internship. We need your help to provide essential dorm housing supplies such as bedding, toiletries, plates, utensils, cooking supplies, and detergent in addition to other miscellaneous living supplies. We so appreciate your support!

Aleks is 22 years old and lives in Milwaukee, WI

Aleks is a recent graduate of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and an honors degree and certificate in peace studies and conflict resolution. Currently, Aleks is a student representative for Fostering Success at UWM and Supporting Foster Youth at UWM, where she uses her knowledge and personal experience with the foster care system to support former foster youth in their higher education goals. In the future, Aleks hopes to assist those who are historically underrepresented. An issue she is especially passionate about is addressing the growing dropout rate of former foster youth in higher education.

The Wish Story

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) requests this wish for Aleks.

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Jori grants the wish for Aleks! Thanks Jori.

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) for Aleks.

Aleks receives the gift from Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) !

"Dear Jori, Thank you very much for the generous fulfillment of a wish for Aleks in support of the CCAI Foster Youth Internship Program, which provides talented young people who have spent their formative years in foster care an opportunity to intern for a Member of Congress and write a federal child welfare policy report. These young adults bring their unique perspectives and resilient spirits to serve the U.S. Congress while being educated on the internal workings of Washington, D.C. Your contribution will help Aleks from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, change the future of adoption and foster care on Capitol Hill this summer. Aleks is a recent graduate of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and an honors degree and certificate in peace studies and conflict resolution. Currently, Aleks is a student representative for Fostering Success at UWM and Supporting Foster Youth at UWM, where she uses her knowledge and personal experience with the foster care system to support former foster youth in their higher education goals. Thank you for helping to ensure that CCAI has the ability to make this once in a lifetime internship a reality! Warm regards, Team CCAI "

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