About FosterClub

The FosterClub mission is to lead the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, educated, inspired and represented so they can realize their personal potential and contribute to a better life for their peers. We believe that young people in and from foster care deserve to be:

CONNECTED to a peer support network and to people in the community who care
EDUCATED about their rights, the foster care system works, self-advocacy strategies, and how to locate
resources to help them succeed
INSPIRED and empowered through the stories of people who have succeeded after foster care
REPRESENTED by having their voices heard by policy makers, the public, and others who influence the system
that profoundly impacts their lives

We believe Experience = Expertise

The FosterClub Culture

FosterClub is located in a light-filled, open-plan office situated just blocks from the beach and downtown Seaside. We regularly welcome the well-socialized, well-behaved dogs of our staff into the office. Our dress is best described as casual to business casual. Each week includes a Wellness Hour which offers the opportunity to take a walk, meditate, or participate in other individually-directed wellness activities. Our team actively engages in both individual and collective work to support meaningful diversity, full inclusion and equitable outcomes. We provide consistent and ongoing opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and coaching. Regularly scheduled 1:1 staffings, full staff meetings, and/or program team meetings allow for conversations that lead to improved individual, team, and organizational performance. Yearly staff retreats offer time to refocus and strategize as well as space for team-building activities, shared meals, and fun.

Our days are routinely fast paced and our to-do lists can be unpredictable. We may find ourselves working long hours in order to welcome a new session of All-Star interns, complete a grant application or report, get a project across the finish line, or to assist youth as they prepare to share their experiences and recommendations with others who are committed to improving the child welfare system. We expect staff to strategically prioritize multiple tasks or projects in order to bring an assignment or program vision to life. We value a growth mindset, a can-do attitude, and the willingness to dig in to create space for “FosterClub Magic.” Our work is sometimes difficult, but always rewarding. FosterClub strives to create an environment in which high levels of professional performance and accountability are the norm, balanced with the benefits and flexibility that support healthy work/life harmony.

Equitable Employment Opportunity Statement

FosterClub is committed to supporting a more just, equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment. We strive to be a workplace where people of color, LGBTQ+, and those with non-traditional career paths can thrive. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we are also committed to upholding applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination in employment on the basis of age, ancestry, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or the presence of a physical, cognitive, or sensory disability. Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ folx, women and people with lived experience in foster care are urged to apply.

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2023 FosterClub All-Star Intern

May 2023 - June 2023 Seaside, OR
“I liked that they used my experience being a former foster kid myself to be able to make changes in the system for others in the past, and made me feel like my experience in the system, no matter how long, was valid and important. I also liked the work environment that tried their best to focus more on the mental health of their workers, it was an open and professional environment (I liked having the debriefs we had to recuperate and regroup) and there was a lot of networking to be done through this organization that reignited my passion to help others and myself. I learned a lot of what it means to work in a liberal professional environment, and some skills that will help me in my future career as well as in my personal life. I loved meeting the other All-Stars and getting to know them, crying with them, laughing with them, and working with them--it was definitely what made the experience much more fun. ”
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