On March 7, 2023 Shruti Jayaraman, Chicago Beyond’s Chief Investment Officer, joined Shanté Elliot, founder of TasselTurn, and Marvell Joiner, Impact Fellow of TasselTurn, for a session that explored how technology can fill the gap to remain a constant network of support, led by an individual with lived experience in the foster care system.

In 2018, 1/3 of all children entering foster care were young people of color, with 23% identifying as Black – almost twice the percentage of Black children in the total US population. Today, there are more than 400k children in foster care nationwide. This disruption in a student’s life creates insurmountable barriers to success. 

Click here to hear the full replay of the conversation.