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“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!”
"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"
“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.“
“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.”
“I first meet Andre for lunch at the Cuban restaurant across the street from Unity Care's headquarters in 2002. I had heard about him in the San Jose Community and the extraordinary work he was doing. His commitment to foster care children and others in need was immediately evident. Our missions overlapped and it was important for me to know that and Andre wanted to be sure we both understood it. It was a very important conversation for me. It awakened me to the need for the University to embrace and support these young people after they were 18. Over the years Andre and I worked on community projects together and I will always respect his uncommon energy and belief in giving back. The book is an important read for anyone and everyone who cares about our society's future. Andre has devoted his life to others. He is a what my father would call... "A Very Good Man"
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