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The NRC-FAHE is a network of researchers and practitioners whose aim is to improve practice and influence policy related to foster care / alumni and higher education by creating and advancing a clear research agenda and facilitating communication and collaboration among interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners to promote postsecondary access and retention of youth in care and foster care alumni.  The NRC-FAHE promotes innovative ways to use research and best practices to inform and influence policy making and values practice-informed research and the voice of youth in care and foster care alumni in improving access and outcomes in higher education.

The NRC-FAHE consists of faculty and student researchers, directors and coordinators of programs serving foster care youth and alumni, program staff, community practitioners, and

policy makers interested in improving access and outcomes for foster care youth and alumni

in higher education through research, best practices, and policy.  

The NRC-FAHE is an international organization and is inclusive to all who share the same mission.