2023 Commencement

May 12, 2023 - Ceremony for Class of 2023 PhD, DSW, MSW and MSN

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Fall 2023 Deadline: Full-Time - April 3

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There are many resources available to former foster youth students, both at USC and within the local community, to ensure a successful academic experience. 

Resources at USC

Community Resources

  • Alliance for Children's Rights
    Provides advocacy resources to help young adults who have aged out of foster care connect with a supportive adult and programs.
  • Foster Nation
    Provides resources and connections to help support foster youth and address their basic needs.
  • Youth on the Move
    Helps secure transportation resources for former foster youth, part of The Independent Living Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
  • A Sense of Home
    Focuses on preventing homelessness among youth who have aged out of foster care by providing first ever homes, furniture donations and home goods.
  • Aging Out Institute
    Promotes resources and strategies to help youth aging out of foster care.