Schoolhouse Washington improves housing stability and advances educational success for students experiencing homelessness.
Carrie Lippy and Sydney Pk, lead researchers and authors of the Youth of Color Needs Assessment, discuss giving “room to the lives and voices of youth of color” and share insights about barriers that youth of color experiencing homelessness face when they seek support from schools. Part one of a two-part series.read more
The Pongo Poetry at Schoolhouse Washington project seeks applications for its Fellowships to establish school-based poetry programs for middle-school students who have experienced homelessness or housing instability, as well as other personal traumas or challenges. Applications are due January 12, 2018.read more
Roxana Parise, Homeless Liaison for Bellingham Public Schools: “I was 11 years old the first time I witnessed an immigration raid. My family was living in California and we were working in the fields picking blackberries. I had nightmares that I was going to be taken away from my family…Today, as a homeless liaison, I work with many families who have at least one undocumented member in their family.”read more