Join Ed Neufville to keep homeless kids in school

by Public Justice Center

Summary

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.
$860
total raised
29
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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.

Solution

We aim to reach the often invisible homeless families – those whose first language is not English – through culturally competent and language specific communications campaign. This effort will build on the success of our recent film “Beyond Debate.”

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.publicjustice.org/​about-us/​index.cfm

Organization Information

Public Justice Center

Location: Baltimore, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.publicjustice.org
Project Leader:
Jennifer Pelton
Director of Development
Baltimore, MD United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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