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André Chapman left his lucrative Silicon Valley career in high-tech sales to work full time in the field of foster care. Some questioned that move. But twenty-five years later, Unity Care Group, the organization he founded and directs, serves thousands of foster children and families, while stimulating revolutionary improvements in the fields of foster care and public education.
Through these pages, you will be:
• Encouraged by this man’s remarkable story of courage, faith, and vision.
• Challenged by his innovative ideas for transforming our broken educational and foster-care systems.
• Inspired by his devotion to bringing hope to the hopeless while growing “roses in concrete.”
What can you do to carry this message and also make a difference?
A Note From the Publisher
ebook ISBN 9780996686914
“Through Unity Care’s success, André Chapman has proven that his innovative ideas for reforming the child welfare and foster care systems really work. Everyone who wants to do a better job of serving children, families, and communities at large should read this book and implement its comprehensive strategies!”
—Roy Clay Sr. CEO, ROD-L Electronics
“An incredible story of one man’s vision that is changing the lives of our society’s most vulnerable population. Thanks for sharing your story it stands as an encouragement to all!”
—Marc Buller Chief Assistant District Attorney Santa Clara County (Retired)
“As a law enforcement leader, I recognize the need to improve our foster care and educational systems, especially in our most vulnerable neighborhoods. In Roses in Concrete, André Chapman not only points out concerns about these systems, but also offers innovative ideas about how to move forward. I applaud André for writing such an emotional and thought-provoking book! It will be abundantly clear to anyone who reads it why he is a community role model and an expert in this extremely important field.“
—Eddie Garcia, Chief of Police, San José Police Department
“André Chapman has never wavered in his commitment, passion and love to make sure children in the foster care system are “seen” and treated with the utmost respect. He is a gifted leader, and relentless in never accepting anything less than the absolute best for the thousands of children he has nurtured, coached mentored over the past 25 five years. I am truly honored to call this remarkable man a dear friend, and I’m inspired by his insightful wisdom about improving systems that serve children.”
—Sheila E. Mitchell, Retired Chief of Probation, Santa Clara County, Chief Deputy Probation Officer Los Angeles County
Strong social media campaign - Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn
Podcast Tour fall/winter
Blog campaign for foster care, education, multicultural
Speaking/Training in the business and not-for-profit communities