Schoolhouse Washington improves housing stability and advances educational success for students experiencing homelessness.

One in every 27 students in Washington state is homeless. A disproportionate number are young people of color. 

Communities are impacting student homelessness through innovative practices and effective policies. We’ve only just begun.

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Pongo Poetry at Schoolhouse Washington

Pongo Poetry at Schoolhouse Washington

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.

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No Answers. Just Connections.

No Answers. Just Connections.

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.”

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