by Elise Cutini

You may know us for our work as Silicon Valley Children’s Fund – or perhaps you knew us as TeenForce – but now, you can just call us Pivotal.

Pivotal is so much more than just a new name and logo. If there's anything we've learned from our 20 years of experience working with foster youth, it's that the nature of what we do - providing academic and employment support to foster youth - is pivotal to their future. And, it's clear that the timing of this support - receiving it before the emancipation clock ticks down - is pivotal to their career success. 

It's also a pivotal time in Silicon Valley, where we're seeing an increased commitment from technology and business leaders to close opportunity gaps. Our community's kids are counting on us. 

We're on track to reach 80% of local high school and college-aged foster youth through 1:1 coaching, college scholarships, tutoring, STEM, professional development, paid summer internships, and job placement, by 2023. 

But we won’t get there alone. We need supporters like you to get involved.  Let's all come together to improve outcomes for Silicon Valley foster youth. 

With gratitude,

Elise Cutini, CEO