Investing in families
Serving Our Community by Supporting the Next Generation of Californians
RaiseAChild recruits, educates and encourages supportive relationships with all prospective foster and adoptive parents in Southern California. The organization works with agencies nationwide to improve the process of bringing foster children to safe, loving homes. Their vision is to be the nationwide leader in the recruitment and support of LGBTQ and all prospective parents to meet the needs of almost 450,000 children in the foster care system, including the more than 30,000 foster children in L.A. County alone.
As a leader in foster care services, RaiseAChild developed a system to find—and then support—people who are interested in becoming foster/adoptive parents. As a result, RaiseAChild outperforms the national standard by advancing 23% of prospective foster and adoptive parents from inquiry to certification, and Banc of California is proud to serve as their bank and support their life-changing work.
Empowering Families and Communities to Thrive, Today and Tomorrow
Creating a lasting positive impact on future generations starts by supporting organizations such as RaiseAChild that serve those in our communities who need it most. In addition to financial support, Banc of California contributes additional resources to RaiseAChild by providing financial tools and information to new and prospective parents, serving on their board of directors and donating marketing services to build awareness of fostering and foster adoptions.
“I understand from personal experience the important and positive impact a loving adoptive family has on a child’s development and future opportunities,” says Jason Marcos, Banc of California’s Director of Brand Marketing and RaiseAChild board member. “I am proud to be part of an organization that supports the important community-building work that RaiseAChild does for the good of youth in the foster system.”
Our partnership with RaiseAChild helps to make the dream of parenthood a reality for all prospective foster and adoptive parents in the community, build loving families for hundreds of thousands of children and strengthen the communities we serve.
HEAR FROM OUR VOLUNTEER
“We take great pride in being able to donate financial and volunteer resources to RaiseAChild in support of their mission to build loving families for foster children. And by providing information on financial tools for new parents and continuing to invest resources in children and families, all while supporting our clients, we are helping to create a stronger California.”
– Jason Marcos, Director of Brand Marketing, Banc of California