No Longer Just A Dream:
Making College a Reality for Foster Youth

University of Pennsylvania Law School
Levy Conference Center
3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

ONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018

Continental breakfast will be served.
Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00am.



Welcoming Remarks
Debra Schilling Wolfe
Executive Director
Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research
University of Pennsylvania

Creating a College-Going Culture
Marissa Meyers
Special Projects Manager
Public Health Management Corporation

Challenges and Solutions in Access to
and Success in Higher Education

Sandie Beren
Quality Assurance Administrator
Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services


Agnes Butler
Foster Parent

Mario Marino
Alumnus, Cabrini University

Seth Morones
Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow
Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research
University of Pennsylvania

John Perry
Student, Temple University

Frank Tennant, Jr.
Case Manager, Turning Points for Children

Laws and Policies Governing
Post-Secondary Education in Child Welfare

Jennifer Pokempner
Director of Child Welfare Policy
Juvenile Law Center

Nadia Mozaffar
Staff Attorney
Juvenile Law Center

Navigating Funding:
Financing College for Foster Youth

William Lindsey
Pennsylvania School Services Manager
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)

Campus Support Programs for Foster Youth

Sarah Wasch
Program Manager
Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research
University of Pennsylvania


Stephanie Ives
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Temple University

Christine Lysionek
Vice President for Student Life
Cabrini University

Tori Nuccio
Associate Director of Financial Aid
West Chester University

David Thomas
Dean, Division of Access and Community Engagement
Community College of Philadelphia

Helping Youth Step Up to College
Sara L. Woods
Executive Director
Philadelphia Futures

Sponsored By

Social Work CEU Credits Available 

This program has been approved for four (4.0) CEUs
for Social Workers, for a fee of $25.

Please register for Continuing Education Credits and 
bring payment in the form of cash or a check payable to
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.


This training is offered at no charge thanks to the support of
The Philadelphia Foundation.