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On The Table Chicago 2016

by JessicaLaShawn

The Jessica LaShawn Foundation hosted it’s very first ‘On The Table’ Town Hall meeting on the west side of Chicago within the Austin neighborhood. On the agenda was a discussion about ways to curtail gun violence, support education programs , develop more anti-recidivism programs and harness more economic stability within the community. The event took…



#IAMMartin Teen Summit Recap

by JessicaLaShawn

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, parents, teens and supporters that made our “I Am Martin Teen Summit” an amazing experience. It was hard pressing our way through on the coldest day of the winter thus far at -3 degrees but we had a great time. Enjoy this  footage from our amazing event.…



New study explores the mentoring in youth transitioning out of foster care

by JessicaLaShawn

New study explores the mentoring in youth transitioning out of foster care Background “Former system youth,” or young adults transitioning out of foster care, mental health, child welfare, and juvenile systems, experience poorer documented outcomes in domains of education, employment, and mental health. For these young adults who also have mental health challenges the need…