Homeless Children's Education Fund

Rating: 4.96 stars   23 reviews

Issues:

Location: 2100 Smallman Street 2nd Floor Pittsburgh PA 15222 USA

Mission: Our Mission: To provide advocacy, community engagement, and direct service programs that support the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County. Our Vision: That all children and youth experiencing homelessness will receive the necessary educational resources, guidance and opportunities to launch them on a path of success in school and in life.
Target demographics: Children and youth experiencing homelessness of all ages.
Geographic areas served: Our direct education services are focused primarily in Allegheny County, but we work to build awareness and outreach throughout the region and the state.
Programs: When children become homeless, the uncertainties of their situation and the accompanying emotional stress may mean they do not attend school for days, even weeks. Once back in school – often not the school they had been attending – they may have difficulty adjusting to new teachers, different expectations, and unfamiliar classmates. Children who are homeless can quickly fall behind. HCEF is committed to advocating for the educational rights of these children and to fostering within them "hope through learning." The organization does this through extensive educational programs/services, outreach events, and collaboration within the community. We are privileged to have as our partners in this endeavor the dedicated homeless housing agency directors and after-school program staffs and HCEF volunteers.
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EIN 25-1820564
412-562-0154
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was recently introduced to HCEF during one of their events at Monroeville Mall. I was very impressed with the organization and dedication of the staff. It was very inspiring and extremely worthwhile.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF) is an organization that supports the education of homeless children in Allegheny County through advocacy, community engagement, and direct program support. HCEF's staff are dedicated, innovative, and passionate about pursuing their vision. They've connected community members and service providers through their Homeless Education Network, an initiative that is invaluable in this field, coordinated living art installation/advocacy events that are sure to make a memorable impact on the communities they serve, and are constantly finding ways to plug community members into support roles for the vulnerable population of homeless students. As a volunteer, I am constantly inspired by the dedication of staff members to the people that are daily affected by what they do. HCEF is an organization with heart.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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