Brittney Johnson was hired as FLY’s Policy Fellow in August 2020. With a background in education, a passion for policy work, and an array of experience including interning for the Department of Education in Washington D.C., Brittney has been a great addition to the FLY team.
A open letter from FLY’s President and CEO, Ali Knight, expressing our support for everyone affected by the discrimination and violence against the AAPI communities.
A open letter from FLY’s President and CEO, Ali Knight, about FLY’s long-standing commitment to racial justice.
A message from FLY’s President and CEO, Ali Knight, about the need for FLY to lean in and do even more work for justice.
In August 2020 Juvenile Courts had shut down all across California due to COVID-19. Josy was about to turn 18 and had originally planned to apply for the Extended Foster Care and Benefits Program authorized by California Assembly Bill 12. The program is aimed toward youth who don’t have a guardian, and provides them with housing, support, and college financing.
However, in order to qualify the youth are required to apply before they turn 18. Usually application is a six-month process and with the courts closed and his birthday coming soon, everyone was telling Josy that gaining AB-12 status was impossible — and he was beginning to believe them.