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Fostering Change Podcast | Episode 206 | Charell Star

March 12, 2024

Fostering Change Podcast | Episode 206 | Charell Star

Fostering Change Podcast | The Importance of Talking About “Reunification” for Youth in Foster Care with Charell Star

Today, we welcome back a wonderful guest, Charell Star.  We first discovered Charell in 2021 from the “Humans of New York” column and video she was featured. We wanted Charell to come back on our podcast to give us an update on her work in the foster care system since then.

Charell shares her common experiences with CASA and talks with Rob about the needs of youth in foster care, especially to promote reunification.

“If we were looking to help people, and not penalize people for the unfair luck of being born poor in a system that doesn’t want to support those born without privilege. If we would spend even a fraction of what we spend to take their children away from them… we could actually solve this.”

Later this Spring, Charell will be an Honoree at the 2024 CASA-NYC Gala.


Charell has finished her autobiography. Once it’s published, you know she’ll be back on our podcast!

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You can read Charell’s “Human’s of New York” story here.


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