About Us

People gathered together to support each other.

Mission

It is the goal of the For Your Win (FYW) online community to provide a comprehensive network of resources, including a peer-to-peer online community, for foster care youth who are transitioning to college, career technical education, and/or other career readiness programs. The FYW community is a place for foster care youth to connect, grow, and thrive in their college years and beyond. We want them to be able to write their own new stories as they look to the future with hope.

Vision

It is our vision to provide a platform for foster care youth to make connections in our For Your Win (FYW) online community. The goal for the FYW online community is to reach those foster care children who wish to move into higher education and help them transition to college and other career programs by providing the necessary resources in order for them to succeed. The FYW community is also a place for education, partnerships, resources, and support to be developed within the network on behalf of our former foster care youth who are seeking to achieve their dreams and life goals.

Two people helping each other.

Meet the Executive Management Team

We believe in the power of collaborative learning communities and aim to focus the power of our network in support of foster youth. Please feel free to contact us and join the FYW network.

David Saechao

Co-Founder

David Saechao is currently an adult education instructor. His future plans include developing a high school equivalency test prep online course.

Karen Jossel

Co-Founder

Karen Jossel is an adjunct instructor at VCC in digital media and design. She works at KABC TV news. She has two masters degrees.

Kerri Ryer

Co-Founder

Kerri Ryer is a political scientist, historian, and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jill Moreci

Co-Founder

Jill Moreci is an English Teacher currently teaching ESL to adult students in San Jose, California. Jill serves on the For Your Win executive management team.


Community Origin and Development Plan

This community was developed by the above group of graduate students in the online teaching and learning program at California State University East Bay. If you are interested in reading more about the theoretical framework of the project you can view the original project proposal: Proposal. To view the implementation plan: Time Frame.