California Youth Connection

1611 Telegraph Ave #1100, Oakland, CA 94609
(415) 442-5060

CYC is the only organization in California to engage foster youth in the policy making process. Our foster youth leaders have created a fundamental paradigm shift in child welfare policy in California, ensuring that foster youth are at the center of child welfare policymaking for the first time in history.  They are full partners at the policy table, their priorities are shaping reform, and the rate of reform is rapidly increasing.


  • Foster Youth


  • Education
  • Mentoring
  • Mental Health