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NEEDED BY 05/28

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

Posted Mar 28, 2019
Lino is a student from Massachusetts 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!

Lino is 25 years old and lives in Cambridge, MA

Lino has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and history of art and architecture from the University of California Santa Barbara. Lino currently works as a caseworker at The Home for Little Wanderers, specializing in continuum wraparound care. Through this position, he has experience working with child welfare at both an individual and system level. As a foster care alumnus with a passion for civic engagement, Lino understands the intersection of complex trauma and social welfare and is deeply committed to transforming child welfare.

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

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Jori grants the wish for Lino! Thanks Jori.

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

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

"Dear Jori, Thank you very much for the generous fulfillment of a wish for Lino 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 Lino from Cambridge, Massachusetts, change the future of adoption and foster care on Capitol Hill this summer. Lino has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and history of art and architecture from the University of California Santa Barbara. Lino currently works as a caseworker at The Home for Little Wanderers, specializing in continuum wraparound care. 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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