This month we're pleased to feature one of our amazing Social Worker Supervisors, Jasmine Nutt, for Leadership Spotlight! After earning her Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Spanish, she worked as the Assistant Director with a small nonprofit. While there, she was able to lead some of the first AP12 efforts in Los Angeles county. While in grad school, Jasmine worked in two separate group home models, studying the subtleties (while also witnessing the first wave of STRTP implementation). 

“To be rendered powerless does not destroy your humanity. Your resilience is your humanity. The only people who lose their humanity are those who believe they have the right to render another human being powerless. They are the weak. To yield and not break, that is incredible strength.” – Hannah Gadsby

Have you heard about our Transitional Housing Program? Our Transitional Housing Programs were created to support young adults in foster care ages 18-24 as they transition into adulthood. If you've ever considered fostering, but found the process too complicated for your family, becoming a THP resource is an excellent route to consider.

Even though we're still in the full swing of summer, the time for kids to head back to school will be here before you know it. And while the idea of heading back to school can bring a wide range of emotions for parents and kids alike, it can be especially trying for foster youth. With that in mind, we've compiled our top tips to help ensure a smooth transition.  Get them excited about new opportunities

Long before Jenna Lowe joined the EA Family team as one of our incredible social worker supervisors, she knew she wanted to help others. After earning a Bachelor's in psychology from Sacramento State University, she decided to enter the Master's program at the University of San Francisco; it was there that her focus began to narrow. She landed a position with EA as a case manager, and since then has worn many hats with us including social worker, lead social worker, and finally, supervisor.

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey

We love supporting the local communities where each of our offices is located. Check out the list of events below where you can come visit the EA team!

This month we're pleased to feature one of our amazing Social Workers for Employee of the Month. Rebecca Schimp originally came to us as a potential foster parent, and during the certification process decided "that's the job I want." Read on to learn more about Rebecca, including what she wish people knew about working in the industry, how she practices self care, and more!

We're going solar! This decision has been in the works for a while, and our leadership team felt strongly that supporting the switch to solar power was important. Rhona Bekker, who's integral to running the operations at Lake Francis Resort, had this to say:

We love supporting the local communities where each of our offices is located. Check out the list of events below where you can come visit the EA team!