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In new role at Penn, a GSE alum and formerly homeless teen, finds a way to support vulnerable youth across Pennsylvania

By Jill DiSanto, Penn News | July 31, 2017

Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow Seth Morones is featured in Penn News for their work helping youth aging out of foster care achieve higher education success. 

Seth Morones-Ramírez, an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, grew up in and out of the foster-care system. At times, he was homeless: staying in a motel, car, group home or shelter or sleeping on the couches of kind-hearted friends. In September, Morones-Ramírez will return to Penn’s campus, this time as a Stoneleigh Fellow with Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research. As a Stoneleigh Fellow at the Field Center for two years, Morones-Ramirez will create a comprehensive statewide directory of resources, services and programs that assist college-bound former foster youth across Pennsylvania, listing information about each college and university.

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