Believing in People: This Week in Daily Giving

Huffington Post, May 28, 2015


Shalita O’Neal is Creating a Network of Foster Alumni in Baltimore, MD. Shalita O’Neale is the founder of the Fostering Change Network LLC (FCN), a membership-based organization that provides business or organizational support, networking and training opportunities to alumni of the foster care system. FCN strives to provide its members with skills workshops and financial counseling, as well as micro-loans and grants. Shalita originally received a Pollination Project seed grant in launch the network. She just received a $2,500 Impact Grant for organizing the first of its kind Alumni Powerhouse Networking Conference (APNC) in Baltimore, Maryland. The Conference hosted nearly 200 people who shared stories, successes and networking opportunities. Shalita hopes to leverage the Conference into new Fostering Change Network chapters throughout the U.S., develop peer mentoring programs, and host webinars on topics concerning alumni participants

Shalita O'Neale