I have been a volunteer with HCEF for a little over a year now and find the experience and organization to be awesome. The employees and volunteers have such enthusiasm for what they do. I believe that education and experience is so priceless and HCEF really goes through great lengths to provide fun and diverse educational activities for the children. Their commitment to providing these experiences and their advocacy to for the children is amazing. It's truly a refreshing and rewarding program for all involved.
I am brand new volunteer with HCEF but I can't say enough about how impressed I've been with everyone I've encountered and how rewarding the work has been so far. They are such wonderful advocates for homeless children and as a learning center volunteer, I get to see the direct impact on the kids. This truly is an organization that's making a difference.
I have had the opportunity to volunteer on a number of HCEF projects throughout the years. The organization stays tightly focused on their goals, which enables them to meet and exceed their goals. And to provide a desperately needed to service for a faceless, voiceless population. Dr. Lagana and his staff are tireless in their mission.
I interned with HCEF for one summer and it was an incredible experience. This organization does so much for a population in Allegheny County that the average person probably doesn't even realize exists. Through a variety of events, educational initiatives and every day dedication to the cause HCEF provides a life saving service to homeless children in the county. They are an awesome organization and I am lucky to have spent a summer contributing to their work!
I used to be an intern at HCEF. I really enjoyed working with the staff and feel my time was well spent. They fulfill their mission and I learned a lot from my experience.
This group does a great job for the region. They provide vital services and really engage with volunteers to get them involved.
This group does a great job of keeping at-risk children in touch with their friends, teachers and education goals. The Pittsburgh area would be a poorer place without their great work and dedication to helping any child in need. They also have done a great job at give a voice to these children.
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.