Cheers for a Child Event!

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Check out this cool event at Thirsty Dog Brewing Company on Tuesday, September 27 at 4:30. This is a great way to help support Project RISE Supporters. They have been instrumental in helping Project RISE get school clothes for students! So come out, have a great time and support this amazing group!  

NAEHCY News: FAFSA Victory, Proposed ESSA Regulations, Youth Data, and Scholar Summit

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July 2016 – In This Issue: FAFSA Victory for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: A NAEHCY Perspective Only Two Weeks Left to Submit Comments on Proposed ESSA Regulations Homelessness Questions on the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2016 NAEHCY Scholar Summit in Washington DC NAEHCY Conference Preview: Early Childhood Homelessness NAEHCY in Action: Presentations and Events NAEHCY […]

Overlooked: The Far-Reaching Consequences of Late Identification of Homeless Students for Special Education Services

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Homeless students face many challenges in their daily lives, including at school. Services to support their learning are available, but these students must first be identified and receive an Individualized Education Program (IEP). A new policy report examines when the special education needs of homeless students in New York City are most often identified, the […]

FAFSA Victories for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth!

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Check out this amazing accomplishment: Higher education provides a lasting path out of homelessness, yet homeless youth face many barriers to accessing the financial aid they need to complete their college education. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education announced policy changes that will remove many of those barriers, allowing homeless youth to focus on their studies […]

Homelessness is everywhere

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This is a great article on how pervasive homelessness is.    Check it out… Homelessness is all around us | Local News | qctimes.com the American Almanac on Family Homelessness reports that “nationally, there were five doubled up students for every one student staying in a shelter”.  (Doubled-up equates to living temporarily with others or […]

How to help homeless kids…

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People often ask how they can help. This article addresses that question straight on… Help homeless kids by getting involved There are several ways in which you can help address kids growing up homeless. Simplest and most immediate: Make a donation now to your local food shelf.

Actions Needed to Improve Federal Financial Assistance for Homeless and Foster Youth

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GAO Releases New Report: “Actions Needed to Improve Federal Financial Assistance for Homeless and Foster Youth” Today, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the challenges and barriers affecting the ability of homeless and foster youth to pursue a college education. GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often […]