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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NAEHCY is the ultimate advocate for our nations most vulnerable...homeless children. The liaisons working at the district level work tirelessly to provide the most resources to children struggling to live day to day. Their work is non-stop and critical to the futures of more than 1.5 million children. In short, they are our heroes!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Their invention in the lives of countless youth has provided opportunities that simply would not have been possible otherwise. Their Le Tendre scholarship program has provided funds for college educations for many, many children.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the total devotion to their mission.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
tireless, selfless and remarkable.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
meet the needs of every single child in need.
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About every month
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