Homeless Children's Education Fund
Rating: 4.96 stars 23 reviews
Issues: Civil Rights, Education, Homeless & Housing
Location: 2100 Smallman Street 2nd Floor Pittsburgh PA 15222 USA
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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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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