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Sally Hoffman has been fostering felines since December 2010. She has cared for over 30 felines. During this segment we will hear stories about her adventures as a foster parent.
This week its all about the kitty with Tamar Arslanian who will tell us what it is like to foster kittens, Studley, the handsome white cat with two different colored eyes will talk about being a therapy cat, (well his Dad will be doing most of the talking), and Tina Modugno amd her cat Oreo will tell us about their work to help the Paw Project.
Tamar and Tina will be taking questions!
Get ready for a purrfect day! Please visit our FB page and blog
Ms Pamela Chisanga is the Country Director for ActionAid Zambia, a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all. Its vision is to see a just and poverty free Zambia in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity. ActionAid has been championing campaigns with communities in Zambia for tax justice and transparency as a social responsibility to all multinational corporations operating in the country.
Ms Chisanga is our featured guest on Perspectives to discuss ActionAid's work in rural Zambia, fostering democratic governance and a level political environment, advancing women's rights, education & youth engagement, prudent fiscal responsibility from government and championing for tax justice from the G20 nations.
n Colorado Springs, 700 children currently reside in a shortage of 200 foster homes. Foster parents are not employed to care for the children in their home; they volunteer.
Reimbursement payments cover a portion of housing, food and clothing costs, but many foster parents use their own funds to give the children the same clothes or opportunities as their biologic children.
Foster parents are overwhelmed. They must regularly keep in contact with the court and the system that oversees the welfare of each child. They not only feed and shelter children, but they ensure regular contact with their biological families, take children to therapies, court appointments, and doctor appointments. They desire to provide stability, nurture and a sense of community for each child. If there is more than one child in foster care in the family, the burden is multiplied. Foster parents often run out of personal resources or time to provide more than just the basics.
Foster parents find it difficult to persist. Some foster care agencies in Colorado Springs lose 30-50% of family foster homes each year. It is difficult work, with little incentive or reward. People who foster are increasingly isolated and frustrated. Those who hang in there are amazingly committed – but there are far too few of them.
If foster parents were to get a little help and support from their community, they would be able to continue to fulfill this important need. If extra hands could help share in all the tasks and duties, more time would be available for the foster parents to create the stable, nurturing, enriched environments in their homes that promote healing.
That is where Fostering Hope comes in. We provide those supports to foster families, so they can persist in doing the difficult task of fostering children who have challenging needs.
Dr. Artika R. Tyner will aid you in the journey of discovering the leader within. Throughout history, lawyers have been at forefront of advancing social change and making the world a better place. This show will offer practical guidance for developing your leadership skills, explore current social justice issues, and profile leaders in the legal community who are leading change.
She is a passionate educator, author, sought after speaker, and advocate for justice. At the University of St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership & Counseling, Dr. Tyner serves as a public policy/leadership professor. She trains graduate students to serve as social engineers who create new inroads to justice and freedom.
Dr. Tyner is committed to empowering others to lead within their respective spheres of influence. She provides leadership development and career coaching for young professionals. She has also developed leadership educational materials for K-12 students, college/graduate students, faith communities and nonprofits. Additionally, Dr. Tyner teaches leadership coursework on ethics, critical reflection, and organizational development. Her research focuses on diversity/inclusion, community development, and civil rights. She has presented her research and conducted leadership training programs both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Tyner leads by example by organizing policy campaigns, fostering restorative justice practices, developing social entrepreneurship initiatives, and promoting assets-based community development. She serves as a global citizen by supporting education, entrepreneurship, and women’s leadership initiatives in Africa.
Foster Care Radio! This week's special guest is Jasper E. Preston of the
Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness. Also, the NFPA News and Notes, the Fostering Today with Fostering Families Today magazine, the Foster Care Hero of the week, and much more. Tune in at 7 PM Easter Mondays to listen live.
Workshop Wednesdays with Tony Gambone: with his guest Steven Ankerstar
Steven E. Ankerstar is the owner and founder of Afterburner Financial, LLC.—a financial services firm based in Round Rock, Texas. As such, Mr Ankerstar is a dynamic and high-energy executive leader specializing in private wealth management and financial planning. He utilizes high-tech portfolio management and financial planning software to provide individuals with a crystal clear assessment of where they are as well as providing them with a tailored flight plan to achieve their financial goals. As a retired Air Force officer, Steve’s global security experience includes guiding complex operations, building key relationships, and fostering team development, proven through twenty years of success as an F-15C Eagle and F-117 Stealth Fighter pilot in the US Air Force. Mr Ankerstar served and defended this country for over 20 years and now he serves his clients and defends them against future threats to their financial well-being. He is dedicated to achieving maximum performance results with focused financial planning and specialized portfolio management to secure a stress-free retirement for his clients. Steve’s academic credentials include a bachelor’s degree and three masters’ degrees. In addition, Steve is currently a second year doctoral candidate pursuing his PhD in Finance. Steve recently published an article in The Platform Magazine entitled “Living Life with Passion” and also was the featured speaker for Lonestar MENSA. He is a life member of both MENSA and the US Chess Federation as well as a "Featured Speaker" with the Public Speakers Association.
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