Youth who have been in foster care are often forced to make the difficult transition into adulthood without traditional family support. These students are living on their own, surviving paycheck to paycheck while balancing their responsibilities as students. When a financial emergency hits, these students face a tough decision between continuing their education and leaving school in an attempt to earn the necessary funds.
The Charles Evans Emergency Educational Fund assists young people who were formerly in the foster care system with emergency funding to advance and complete their educational endeavors. This Fund is run in close partnership with ACS, where staff members do an initial application review and make recommendations to NYFC. These emergency funds meets vital housing needs, tuition and other academic costs.
WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM FUND?
- Overdue rent or emergency housing assistance
- Overdue utility (electric, gas, water, etc.,) bills
- Necessary medical and/or dental procedures for students who are uninsured
- Book and tuition assistance
- Other emergency financial items can be funded at the discretion of the committee
WHAT WILL THE PROGRAM NOT FUND?
- Cellphone, credit card, or cable/internet bills
- Car payments and/or parking/traffic violations
- Outstanding student loans
- Legal representation
- Funds to support family members
- Student has aged out of foster care in New York City
- Student is no older than 27 years of age
- Student is pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree
- Student is enrolled in accredited 2 – or 4 – year college or university*
- Student provides a transcript with a GPA of 2.0 or above
- Student has completed, at least, one semester at their institution
- Student can provide documentation as to why the funds are needed
- The Charles Evans Emergency Educational Fund accepts applications on a rolling basis.
- Download the application here.
- For more information, please contact our Youth Academic Advisor, Ellen Ampofo at email@example.com