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Review for National Association For The Education Of Homeless Children And Youth, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & I am a senior program coordinator for a state office assisting the homeless.