Foster the futures of youth most in need

Jasmine Uqdah is an impressive young woman.

The 24 year old is getting an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Oakland Community College, and she plans to pursue a degree in social work after that.

She works three jobs, in addition to going to school, and volunteers as much as she can.

But Uqdah’s accomplishments and ambition are even more admirable when her past is revealed: The Hamtramck resident spent most of her formative years — from 7-19 — in foster care.

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