Many people associate foster care as a temporary solution and adoption as a permanent solution. Sadly, those who work in the foster care industry know that foster care is not always temporary for some kids.
The United States has 400,000 children in the foster care system and, each year, more than 20,000 kids age out of foster care, never having been adopted or reunited with family.
In March, the non-profit organization New Profit launched a campaign to shine a spotlight on leaders across America who are taking on some of today’s toughest social challenges. And Connect Our Kids is proud to announce that our co-founder and CEO Dr. Jennifer Jacobs has been honored as one of their Breakthrough Leaders.
Connect Our Kids, a Virginia-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is using technology to connect children in foster care with permanent homes with People Search. People Search is a free search engine powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that makes it easier for social workers to find people connected to the child.
Dr. Jennifer Jacobs, CEO and co-founder with Connect Our Kids was selected to give a thought-provoking presentation at the 2019 Academy Women Officer Women
Leadership Symposium (OWLS) Talks. On April 24th, Dr. Jacobs joined four other speakers at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial to give a five-talk on “Army Officer & Nuclear Scientist to Leading Change in Foster Care.”