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Connect Our Kids

Every foster child has an extended family, and social workers can engage that extended family to find a permanent loving home.

Founded: 2017 by Jennifer Jacobs
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-jacobs/

Jessica Stern
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicajstern

Connect Our Kids
  • Program Area

    Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Falls Church, VA, Virginia, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +
  • Founder Demographics

    Female

Connect Our Kids creates free tools for social workers to discover and engage extended families for foster children. Today, social workers are successfully placing at-risk foster kids by discovering and engaging extended family members. However, this family tree building process is labor intensive and time consuming - so very few foster kids receive this benefit. We are creating purpose built modern tools that dramatically decrease the time and effort needed to build family trees and collaboratively engage extended families. We give access to these tools for free to social workers across the US.

Funders and Awards

All of our major funders can be found on our website's "Founders Circle".
https://www.connectourkids.org/ourfounderscircle

We are the 2018 recipient of the Independent Sector "Innovate for Good" challenge.
https://independentsector.org/programs/tech-for-common-good/innovate-for-good-challenge/