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A Seat at the Table : Homeless Liaisons Building Collaborations on the Federal, State and Local Levels. College Connections for Student Success Conference A Focus on Foster Care, Homeless and Other Disconnected Youth February 19, 2014 . Why are we here? . Statistics . Session Goals.
College Connections for Student Success ConferenceA Focus on Foster Care, Homeless and
Other Disconnected Youth
February 19, 2014
Opening Doors – 2010 Obama Administration
First comprehensive federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness that calls for an alignment of federal, state, local, and private resources with four goals.
End homelessness by leveraging collaborations:
Joint effort between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) – community based strategy development to better and maintain itself.
Atlanta, Chicago, Fresno County, Los Angeles County, Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Maricopa County, Seattle, and Tampa.
Subtitle VII-B (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.)
Reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act in January 2002
Main Themes :
Fixed, Regular, or Adequate
The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 became Public Law 110-351 on October 7, 2008. Experts hail it as the most significant and far-reaching reform to federal child welfare policy in more than ten years. The new law aims to promote permanency and improved outcomes for children in foster care through policy changes in six key areas:
Jatisha Marsh, Atlanta Public Schools
Stephen Vault, Ph.D., WellStar Health System
All providers can:
Parent Teacher Organizations, Non Profit arm, Parents As Leaders
M-V teacher tutors
Continued awareness and technical assistance
Early Child hood Education Centers, United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boy/Girl Scouts, Junior Achievement, Operation Hope, Junior Leagues, Kiwanis Clubs
Business Associations, In Town Associations, Foundation Civic Sites
Churches, Mosques, Synagogues
Corporate Foundations, Neighborhood Businesses, Future Business
Police Department, Health Clinics, Social Services and Libraries
Homeless Education Advisory Board
The Atlanta Public School Homeless Education Program seeks to actively and regularly engage key, Atlanta – based community stakeholders in ensuring the academic success of students in transition.
The Atlanta Public School Homeless Education Program Advisory Board will meet twice per school year to be updated on the issues facing students in transition. The board will leverage their networks in providing opportunities for students to gain life skills and exposure to activities that ultimately boosts the academic esteem of this at-risk population.
A case in collaboration…
Position Statement on School-Family-Community Partnerships for Student Success (2009). Connecticut State Board of Education. http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/LIB/sde/pdf/board/SFCP.pdf
Homeless Education Liaison
130 Trinity Avenue 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Office (404) 802-2245
Fax (404) 802-1205