Shadow Day 2014

We are currently accepting applications for this year's Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day. If you are a current or former foster youth who is passionate about improving child welfare, sign up today!
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House App Contest

If you are a student who is 13 or older, sign up today to create an app and compete in our contest. You'll be connected to mentors and given a chance to show your app to the nation!
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Preventing Foster Youth Trafficking

Rep. Karen Bass testified about her bill, the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Human Trafficking Act, at a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources hearing entitled "Preventing and Addressing Trafficking of Youth in Foster Care." Click here to watch the entire hearing.
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Statement condemning attacks in South Sudan

Apr 18, 2014 Press Release

Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement condemning the attacks yesterday on UN peackeepers in South Sudan:

Statement in opposition to House Republicans passing the Ryan Budget

Apr 10, 2014 Press Release

Representative Paul Ryan and House Republicans today took the poorly thought out ideas of previous Republican budget proposals and somehow managed to make them worse.

Over 350 community members gather for re-entry town hall and resource fair for formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones

Mar 27, 2014 News Article

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-South Los Angeles) welcomed hundreds of community members and advocates to a town hall and fair at the Crenshaw Christian Center recently, to discuss criminal justice reform.

The Importance of Youth Leadership in Africa: A Discussion with Young African Leaders

Mar 27, 2014 Event

Join us for our March Africa Policy Breakfast with participants in President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

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Mar 27,2014
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.), State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-South Los Angeles) welcomed hundreds of community members and advocates to a town hall and fair at the Crenshaw Christian Center recently, to discuss criminal justice reform.
Mar 20,2014
More than 400 people packed Crenshaw Christian Center last Saturday to discuss an issue that’s haunted much of L.A. for more than a generation: effectively integrating former inmates back into the community.
Mar 19,2014
Well-known African-American community leader Celes King IV has died at the age of 70. King died Saturday during heart surgery. King championed the cause of underserved communities. He served for years as president and vice chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
Mar 06,2014
President Barack Obama released his 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday, revealing a plan to create 40 new “Promise Zones” nationwide — a major bump from last year’s designation of just five. As a low-income neighborhood, South Los Angeles stands to benefit, said Rep. Karen Bass.
Mar 05,2014
The foundation’s $50 Million program to boost “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in California, leading other organizations with the largest contribution so far