National Association For The Education Of Homeless Children And Youth
Rating: 4.86 stars 22 reviews
Issues: Human Services
Location: P.O. Box 26274 Minneapolis MN 55426 USA
Programs: NAEHCY's programs include:(1) Organizing an annual national conference convening educators, advocates, researchers, and service providers to provide professional development and networking opportunities in addressing the educational needs of homeless children(2) Administering the LeTendre Education Fund, which is a scholarship program for homeless youth who have demonstrated academic achievement and are pursuing higher education(3) Monitoring and analyzing legislation impacting the education of homeless children (e.g. Head Start, IDEA, McKinney-Vento)(4) Developing position papers, policy recommendations, and advocacy tools for members, stakeholders, and national partner organizations(5) Communicating with Congressional offices and federal agencies to advance NAEHCY's recommendations(6) Collaborating with national organizations such as housing, homeless, domestic violence, education, child welfare, and faith-based organizations on policy strategy and action(7) Providing professional development training at 60-70 national, state, and local conferences per year, including local Head Start agencies, school districts, homeless coalitions, statewide homeless liaison conferences, and national conferences such as Title I, Head Start, Health Care for the Homeless, Runaway and Homeless Youth, and National Network for Youth.
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I came into the field of homeless education from a background in teacher education and classroom teaching. It's amazing how much most educators can learn about homeless children in their schools! NAEHCY has been extremely helpful to me in providing materials, teaching tools, law guidance, and advocacy to make the job more accurate and powerful. NAEHCY also has a well-organized and (this year, a sell-out) exciting annual conference to which high-level speakers are pleased to be invited. Scholarship assistance is provided to youth who are or were homeless to attend college. While new in the field, I cannot imagine a more worthy organization.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Giving ongoing assistance to individuals in the field who are trying to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth -- these are homeless liaisons, counselors, social workers, and school administrators.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
I have met few-to-no individuals in this organization who are NOT passionate about this work. When work is combined with a life mission, everyone pitches in and creates a vision that is far beyond that of a single individual.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Organized, effective, dedicated, and visionary. They understand that homelessness is something we tend to avert our eyes away from, so the "face the homeless" campaign and others are the products of creative staff and volunteers.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Provide many more resources to help homeless children and youth stay in one school and be less mobile; graduate at higher rates; enter college with more resources, and provide much-needed medical assistance to the nation's absolutely neediest students.
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