Nov 8, 2018
For Immediate Release November 8, 2018
The Foster Project Launches New National Music Festival to Fix the Foster Care System
Oakland, CA -- The Foster Project, a national organization that is based in the San Francisco Bay Area that is working to fix the national foster care in the United States is launching the Change A Life Music Festival at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, CA October of 2019.
The Change A Life Music Festival is apart of Change A Life, a project by The Foster Project. The Change A Life Music Festival will bring together top musical acts to raise awareness and funds for projects that would go towards critical projects that will fix the foster care system. This year's funds that are raised through the festival would be put towards buying property in Alameda County, CA to start a housing agency that meet the needs of the young people aging out of foster care.
Since the mid 80s there have been a lot great amazing work across the United States to reform the the national foster care system such as getting foster care extended until 21 instead of 18 and making it easier for young people aging out to go to college. While these changes are significant there is a lot more work to do. Many social issues such as homelessness, human sex trafficking, poverty, and other social issues have a direct link to those that were in foster care.
The Foster Project was launched in 2015 to raise awareness about the young people in care and the issues they face and to change the foster care system. The Foster Project host the National Foster Care Awareness Day that takes place the first Tuesday in May, during Foster Care Awareness Day. The Foster Project was started and is ran by Frank Anderson and Ethan Escobedo. Frank grew up in the foster care system in Sonoma County, CA and Ethan was in foster care in Amador County, CA.
The Foster Project will be hosting a press conference November 28, 2018 at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, CA at 10am. Please RVSP by emailing Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Change A Life Music Festival Press Conference RVSP”. This project is made possible with a grant from the San Francisco Foundation.