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    Tried and tested with trials to intense to withstand
    How could pain resonate in the deepest places of man?
    Even with this in mind, something I find, is a hidden gem in our hands.

    Subtle, defined, with a hint of a sparkle and shine
    Under pressure when created but infin...

    What an exciting time of the year! Because it’s Fall or the month of Halloween you say? No! It was Latinx* Heritage Month a couple weeks back and we wanted to celebrate the legacy of some awesome history makers of the last couple centuries!

    *For more information on why...

    Ever heard the saying “If it isn’t one thing, it’s another?” Many times, there are people in our lives who really care for us, root for us, and have our best interest at heart. Other times, we’re already having it rough and then there are people who really don’t do rig...

    So many of us in our upbringing were asked “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” Some of us had a fantastic, and sometimes humorous answer: “An Astronaut!” “A Doctor!” or even “A lollipop!” Other times, our childhood might have had so much going on that thinking ab...

    Looking for some places to receive funding for college? Here are 7 really useful scholarships to look into and start applying to when they open!

    Fostering Opportunities (previously Dollars for Scholars)

    Next Deadline: For Spring Semester (or Winter and Spring Quarter), O...

    Sometimes this life can be overwhelming: with school having already started, new jobs on the rise, internships, chores to get through, and not to mention our social lives. It is essential that we learn how we can best balance our life duties. 

    Here are 10 ways to make t...

    I was at a gala once, helping to raise money for an organization dedicated to helping foster youth, and the most common question I found people wanted to ask is “how many placements were you in?” Even when I would get scholarships from certain funders during college, t...

    More than a mistake, more than the stigma.

    More behind the broken glass, my reflection in the mirror.

    More than all the pain, more than all the trauma,

    More than just a person that is lacking without a mama.

    More than just an orphan, more than just a foster,

    More than any r...

    “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”  - Maya Angelou

    A cordial welcome to everyone who has taken a moment to read the first blog post of Children’s Legal Services of San Diego (CLSSD) for transiti...

    What’s up y’all and welcome to Children’s Legal Services’  Foster STRONG blog for youth who are experiencing foster care. 

    My name is Tasha Matthews and I am the Peer Advocate at Children’s Legal Services of San Diego.  I wanted to introduce this blog and...

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