From Homeless Child to Children's Champion

Interview by Billy Shore

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

National poverty, child welfare and queer rights advocate and best-selling author David Ambroz sits down with Billy Shore to talk about the importance of truly caring for all children.

Ambroz’ memoir, A Place Called Home, details his experiences with poverty, hunger, and the foster care system which led him to found FosterMore.

Ambroz says, “Folks are tired, and I profoundly understand that. But there are 8.4 million children in poverty in this country today, and we can’t be tired for them.”

Be inspired by his incredible story.

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David Ambroz

David Ambroz is a national poverty and child welfare expert and advocate. He was recognized by President Obama as an American Champion of Change and is the co-founder of Foster More, an organzaztion dedicated to improving outcomes for youth in foster care He currently serves as the Head of Community Engagement (West) for Amazon.  Previously,  he led Corporate Social Responsibility for Walt Disney Television, and served as the President of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and as a California Child Welfare Councilmember. After growing  up homeless and then in foster care, he graduated from Vassar and later from UCLA School of Law (J.D.). He is a foster dad and lives in Los Angeles, CA.