The RightWay Foundation Videos
PbS SoCal's To Foster Change Initiative
PBS SoCal's team from the To Foster Change Initiative came to learn more about what The RightWay Foundation does. The Executive Director of RightWay, Franco Vega, spoke on how RightWay provides a family environment, while volunteer speaker Keith Johnson motivated his Operation Emancipation cohort to keep pushing forward towards their goals. Some of our youth shared their experiences, and Johna Rivers, co-founder of Real to Reel and a RightWay alumna filmed a small portion of the video from her perspective.
Building my foundation the rightway
The RightWay Foundation is starting a campaign for 2017, where donors can be permanently recognized in our center. Because many youth come to us with broken foundations, and our job is to work with them to build their foundations for the future back up, placing brick by brick together, we have a brick wall representing the work our youth and staff do together. With support of donors like you, especially in this campaign, we are working to start off the year with $15,000 in funds to go directly to our youth services.
The rightway foundation
This video was made by The Storyboard Project to highlight what The RightWay Foundation does in Operation Emancipation and for the youth we work with. You can look at more of The Storyboard Project's impactful videos here.
Creative Career Pathways program
The RightWay Foundation's Creative Career Pathway Program (CCPP), supported by the City of LA's Department of Cultural Affairs, places interns at a variety of different arts and cultural institutions. Placements have included Hammer Museum, Grand Performances, Jim Henson Company, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Artworx LA, Ryman Arts, LA Commons, and SPARC.
Daniel's Experience of homelessness & RightWay
Daniel was recently featured on an informative and amazing special by KCET's SoCal Connected that you can watch here. Before coming to The RightWay Foundation, Daniel emancipated into homelessness. Through his own resilience and motivation, he was able to secure a job, find housing, and pursue the completion of his education. He still is working towards his goals today, and Daniel has come a long way from the difficult circumstances he endured as a homeless teen.
Highlights + Hope Recap
Highlights + Hope, our fundraiser event to celebrate Foster Care Awareness Month with our youth and supporters, was a lot of fun! We had a photo booth, food, drinks, awards, and youth performances. Our "Hope for Change" corner of canvas with sharpies gave guests and youth the opportunity to imagine a better future for foster youth aging out. Thank you to everyone who supported or attended this event!
The RightWay Foundation youth participated as hosts or panelists in Hack Foster Care LA. They were on all of the problem statement videos from previous interviews with the great team from Think Of Us, who largely started this movement. The team from Fostering Media Connections was great in leading the discussions about foster care during this event. Our youth enjoyed the time they spent working on real solutions to gaps in the foster care system and staying up all night with the dedicated hackers. Thanks to everyone who set this event up, it was amazing!
102.7 KIIS FM Interview
RightWay youth alumnus Marquise Bryant and Executive Director, Franco Vega, stopped by iHeartMedia's studios to talk with Alex on 102.7 KIIS FM's Community Council Show. This interview aired on May 28, 2017 and covered a range of topics including trauma, jobs, and Marquise experiences learning to open up to therapy.
KTLA Community Calendar
KTLA announced our event Bowling The RightWay for Foster Care Awareness Month on their Community Calendar. Thank you KTLA for sharing this event with the community!
The RightWay Foundation talked with Vida Starr on the podcast "Flip The Script" on 90.7 KPFK. In between the awesome songs, RightWay had a great discussion about what we do, the importance of a trauma-informed approach, and much more.
100.3 Fm The Sound Interview
The RightWay Foundation had a great time talking with Tina Mastramico at 100.3 The Sound for the show "5900 Wilshire". We were able to cover a range of topics related to our organization and our foster youth in this 12 minute segment, which aired January 15th.
Franco Vega talks About youth Homelessness
This video was done for youth homelessness awareness month by our partner organization, Sanctuary of Hope, who provides housing for many of our homeless youth. The unfortunate reality is that there are not enough beds in south central Los Angeles for our youth (as many come to us enduring homelessness). We can support them and work 24 hours to find them available beds, but sometimes it takes time and we must keep them understanding that homelessness is not their future -- we will make sure it is temporary.
KDay Community Show Interview
93.5 KDay invited The RightWay Foundation to come talk about our work in the community and foster youth issues. The RightWay talked about successes of our youth, our 5th Year Anniversary, and what a difference support can make in the lives of our youth.
Hillary clinton meets with the rightway
During the 2016 primaries, Hillary Clinton made a stop in South LA to speak with organizations focusing on improving foster youth rights and the South LA community. During this meeting, some of our youth were able to share their experiences in the LA County foster care system with the Presidential candidate.
Jordan's RightWay Testimonal
Jordan is a former foster youth who completed The RightWay Foundation's Operation Emancipation program and interned at The RightWay.
Angels in adoption award
Executive Director of The RightWay Foundation, Franco Vega, received the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's annual 'Angels in Adoption' awards. He was nominated by U.S. Representative and champion of children's issues, Representative Karen Bass, who he is pictured with at 3:25 in the above video.
Tj Maxx executives work with Our youth
In 2013, some executives from TJ Maxx came and led job training and practice interviews for our youth completing Operation Emancipation. They were able to use their current roles to demonstrate how they achieved those roles and inspire success.
Dylis Garcia Of Casa of los Angeles
Dylis Garcia, the Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Los Angeles, spoke at The RightWay's 2014 Holiday Luncheon.
SHane Goldsmith of Liberty hill Foundation
Shane Goldsmith, the President and CEO of Liberty Hill Foundation was honored and spoke at The RightWay's 2014 Holiday Luncheon.
Keith johnson of falcons youth services
Keith Johnson, President of Falcons Youth Services and a loyal volunteer of The RightWay Foundation, spoke at The RightWay's 2014 Holiday Luncheon.
Holiday Luncheon 2014
The RightWay Foundation's 2014 Holiday Luncheon occurred at the USC Galen center and was an event where a few people who are involved in foster youth lives were honored, and had a chance to speak about their experiences with those youth. If you care to watch the full event, see the video above.