Advocacy

My Best Self Hair Care Presentation for CYF Youth

On Saturday, January 16, Delta Phi Sigma Alumnae will conduct a Natural Hair Care presentation by Dee’s Beauty Bar & Spa for the My Best Self Program. The salon is…

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Teresa Hawthorne Encourages Women to ‘Soar’ Amid Societal Barriers

When it comes to turning pain into purpose, Teresa Hawthorne is a living example of how to do so with grace. In her new book, “Turn Up” Your Life & Create Something F.I.E.R.C.E. Within,” the transformational speaker and mindset coach, award-winning vocalist,…

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Vulnerable Youth Are Stuck in Traffic We Can’t See

The covert yet persistent human trafficking industry prays disproportionately on homeless foster youth, but the fundamental benefits of kinship care can serve as protection.  On average, within a 12-month period,…

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Me and My Afro: 11-Year-Old Writes Book About Self-Love During COVID-19

While most children spend their free time playing video games, 11-year-old Aiden wrote a book entitled Me and My Afro. He created this book to help children who may struggle…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 28, 2020-January 8, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from December 28, 2020 – January 8, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health  …

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ASCI President and CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel Responds to Events at the Capital

Every day at A Second Chance, Inc., we ask, how are the children? How are their families? Today we also must ask, how is our country? President-elect Joe Biden stated, “The world’s watching. I…

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Representation Matters: Man Creates Black-Owned Cereal Proud Puffs

Following protests in Minneapolis, Nic King wanted to buy black-owned cereal and couldn’t find any. However, in the middle of the night, he was inspired to create his own: Proud…

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Minnesota Boy Raises Funds to Feed 225 Health Care Workers

One night during bedtime, 5-year-old Eli Svensk told his father James that he wanted to help health care workers. James decided to create a fundraising page to buy meals from…

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Pittsburgh Native Creates “Adopt-A-Nurse” Campaign

Pittsburgh native Bridget Coleman spent many days in Forbes Hospital as a child. “I was born with a hole in my heart,” Coleman told Pittsburgh’s Action News. She depended on…

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Gives 200 Kids Gift Cards for Christmas

JuJu Smith-Schuster and the JuJu Foundation partnered with Walmart to give over 200 kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania $20,000 in gift cards for a happier…

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