"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
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"
Don W Kassing, Emeritus President. San Jose State University
"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, and mentored over the past 25 five years."
--Sheila E. Mitchell, Retired Chief of Probation, Santa Clara County, Chief Deputy Probation Officer Los Angeles County