The PJC educates and empowers thousands of children to stay in school despite homelessness. Homeless children are protected under federal law and our work informs families about these rights.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
A study released by the National Center on Family Homelessness shows that 1 in 50 (or 1.5 million) U.S. children is homeless. Homeless children are often refused access to the school they attended before they lost their home, are separated from teachers and friends, and are uprooted from established school-based programs when they most need stability. We enforce the rights of homeless children under the federal McKinney Vento Act through litigation, advocacy and widespread community education.
How will this project solve this problem?
We aim to reach the often invisible homeless families Ã¢â‚¬â€œ those whose first language is not English Ã¢â‚¬â€œ through culturally competent and language specific communications campaign. This effort will build on the success of our recent film Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beyond Debate.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Potential Long Term Impact
We expect this comprehensive communications project will find and empower tens of thousands families who, because of language barriers and cultural isolation, typically go unnoticed and therefore unserved.
Total Funding Received to Date: $860
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $860 . The original project funding goal was $25,000.