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Everybody Needs Someone, The Aging out of Foster Care Project Book is nearly sold out.  Order your copy today and help us afford a second run! You can order our book through paypal by selecting the Buy Now button below. The book is 94 pages, 9″x12″. Funds raised through the sale of the book will […]

Action: Brittny needs your help


Christmas is a time when most people think of getting together with family at home. But this Christmas Brittny Boden, a 24 year old we profiled in our Aging out of Foster Care project, is facing eviction from her low-income housing complex, and has neither family nor friends to turn to right now to help her.
Our goal is to raise $1734 by December 12th, 2012 (we’ve raised $655 so far, $1079 to go!)

Event: SalaamGarage at Apple Store SoHo NYC Nov. 19

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NOVEMBER 19: APA/NY Apple Lecture Maggie Soladay presents SalaamGarage Shoot Photos, Cause Change Monday, November 19, 2012 7pm-8pm SoHo Apple Store (103 Prince St) Free Admission (seating is limited) *no advance registration is required   SalaamGarageNYC chapter chief, producer and photography editor Maggie Soladay will be speaking about how to make positive social change happen […]

Opening Reception for the Aging-Out of Foster Care Show


SalaamGarageNYC is pleased to announce the opening reception for the Aging-Out of Foster Care Project at the Long Island Children’s Museum Saturday June 23rd 1-4pm LICM 11 David Ave. Garden City, NY 11530 (On the campus of Nassau Community College) RSVP at Join many of the photographers, writers, and subjects from this important humanitarian […]

SalaamGarageNYC Kickstarter: Only 52 hours left

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SalaamGarage’s NYC chapter of SalaamGarageLocal is crowdfunding on Kickstarter for the humanitarian media project Everybody Needs Someone, The Aging-out of Foster Care Project.  We must raise the entire goal amount of $13,460 or we get nothing.  We are 82% of the way there thanks to 186 backers as I write this post. Please visit the […]

Purpose and Faith Give Krista Strength


Story by Mollie Neal Photography by Heather Walsh Krista spends her working hours tending to a woman with dementia in an assisted living facility. Like so many health-care aides, she is a nurturing soul. Some would call it ironic that this is her job. She spent most of her childhood being shuttled from one foster […]

Via PDN: SalaamGarage-NYC Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Foster Care Project

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What happens to foster care children in New York City when they age-out of the system? The truth is that many are largely forgotten by the government, destined to end up in homeless shelters with nowhere to go and lacking the education or skills to provide for themselves. “I thought my life was over. I couldn’t […]

Law Degree Bound Renald. Aging-Out of Foster Care in NYC

Renald has a hopeful future. He is a senior in college and has dreams of becoming a lawyer. (Aug. 8, 2011) Photo by Heather Walsh

Here is a preview of the 3rd story from our current all volunteer SGLocal-NYC Aging Out of Foster Care Project.  Photographer Heather Walsh, one of the SalaamGarage producers on this project photographed Renald this month.  He is an aged-out foster kid who is defying the statistics because he is in college, working to become a […]

Aging-Out of Foster Care in NYC, Andre

Andre in his neighborhood by photographer Matthew Furman

NY based photographer Matthew Furman photographed Andre last week as part of the SalaamGarage Local-NYC Aging-Out of Foster Care in NYC project.  So far, approximately 15 photographers, 10 writers, and 18 former foster youth have agreed to participate in this, the first SalaamGarage Local project.  We are working hard to raise awareness and inspire action […]

Aging-Out of Foster Care in NYC, Dmitriy

Dmitri at Sam's Barber Shop in Massapequa Park, NY. (Aug. 11, 2011) Photo by Heather Walsh

Foster kids in New York age out of the system anywhere between 18 and 21 years old.  Few are left with the resources and skills needed to support themselves, or find work and secure housing. A large percentage of youth end up homeless after aging out of the foster care system.  Here is one story […]