San Francisco, CA
Founded in 2005 by progressive champion John Burton, The John Burton Advocates for Youth is a statewide non-profit organization working to improve the quality of life for California’s foster, former foster, and homeless youth. John Burton Advocates for Youth emphasizes its work in three areas: education, housing and health.
After meeting with Mr. Burton, Ash Gujral, founder of The Gujral Community Fund, was taken by the success achieved to-date to ensure food security and to provide access to permanent, safe and affordable housing for at-risk youth.
Ash Gujral commented, “John Burton’s efforts and successes in creating permanent, affordable housing for former foster youth through partnerships with the non-profit and for-profit housing development community resonates with the values of the Gujral Community Fund.” Gujral added, “The hard work of guaranteeing that eligible current and former foster youth have access to food through the availability of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), known as CalFresh in California, coincides with a core value of the Gujral Community Fund as well.”
John Burton, who continues to spearhead all levels of support for his foundation, was quick to acknowledge Mr. Gujral’s financial support. “I welcome Ash Gujral’s support for our continuing work on behalf of California’s foster kids.” He added, “I look forward to an ongoing relationship with the Gujral Community Fund. The Gujral Community Fund’s values and commitment to San Francisco are consistent with our work at JBAY.”