Ava Walker: From Foster Child to CEO

Ava Walker is the founder of “Arts, Film, and Goods’ pantry,” a non-profit organization that serves foster youth throughout the Southland, and a former foster youth herself. She sat down with L.A. Sentinel to opine about her journey from foster child to CEO.

Fostering Home

Jun. 3 The inaugural “Fostering Home” event will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, starting at 11am-4pm, at the Center of Hope Church, at 9550 Crenshaw Blvd in Inglewood. The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), along with community and faith partners, have created “Fostering Home,” a new project designed to make the process of becoming a foster or adoptive parent easier and more inclusive for all families. In South Los Angeles, there is a critical need for foster homes for abused and neglected children. Between 2005 and 2015, Los Angeles County lost 52% of