Marketplace Builder :: About us

WHO ARE WE?

The Alumni Business Exchange Marketplace is a project of the Fostering Change Network Foundation.

The Fostering Change Network Foundation's (FCN Foundation) mission is to provide young adults with foster care histories access to financial and social capital that will support their personal and professional endeavors in all sectors of the economy, while mentoring other alumni to do the same.

GOAL #1

DISPELL FOSTER CARE STIGMA

GOAL #2

HELP ALUMNI DEVELOP SOCIAL CAPITAL

GOAL #3

HELP ALUMNI BEGIN HEALING FROM THEIR FOSTER CARE EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GOALS THROUGH PEER TO PEER SUPPORT

GOAL #4

HIGHTLIGHT CONTRIBUTIONS OF ADULTS WITH FOSTER CARE HISTORIES

Our Programs


Alumni Powerhouse Networking Conference (APNC)

Over the past 4 years, the APNC has hosted hundreds of entry to mid-level professionals and entrepreneurs from across the country who have experienced the foster care system in a supportive, professional space where they could promote their business endeavors, get feedback from other foster care alumni on how to build and expand their businesses (and non-profits), and connect professionally and personally with other adult professionals from foster care.

Global Ambassadors Program


The FCN Foundation Global Ambassadors Program supports Alumni of foster care in becoming leaders in business and child welfare through a 12-month Fellowship that assists them in building and launching their for-pofit and nonprofit endeavors.

Alumni Success and
Support Our Foster Youth Grant Programs

Alumni Success Grant Program we provides financial and educational resources that will support non-profit/social enterprise and start-ups for alumni/adoptees ages 25 and over in Maryland and nationwide.

The Support Our Foster Youth (SOFY) Grant provides small scholarships to young adults in and from foster care between the ages of 18-25 that are enrolled in Community College, University or Vocational Institutions. Funds assists them with expenses that may otherwise hinder them from finishing their education.

ABE'S PURPOSE!

The FCN Foundation created the Alumni Business Exchange Marketplace to connect Alumni to opportunities to build their professional portfolio while helping organizations identify credible Alumni professionals to add value to their work.

For more information on the FCN Foundation, visit us at www.fcnfoundation.org!