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Webinar: Education and Homelessness - Working Together for Students Experiencing Homelessness Part 2

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Across the country, student homelessness is rising. Despite increasing numbers, these students – as well as the school liaisons and state coordinators who support them – report that student homelessness remains an invisible and extremely disruptive problem. Whether students experience homelessness with their families or alone, for a week or a year, the experience is extremely damaging to their ability to stay in school and on track.

In May, we hosted Part 1 of this conversation, which covered how housing instability impacts student outcomes, how the education system is uniquely suited to address student homelessness, key policies and practices being implemented across the country, and examples of what funders and communities are doing across the country. To view the recording of this conversation, visit the webinar recording page

Now, Funders Together to End Homelessness invites you to join Part 2 of this series, to hear more about how you can support students experiencing homelessness.



Part 1 Recording: Education and Homelessness - Working Together for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Hidden in Plain Sight report
Education Leads Home: A National Campaign Building a Stronger Future for Homeless Students
Invisible Million
When School is Your Home
Educational Opportunity for Homeless Students

This event is intended for private funders, United Ways, Philanthropy Serving Organizations (PSOs), and/or members of Funders Together. Before you invite non-members or non-funders to participate, please contact Stephanie at [email protected]

June 11, 2018 at 2:00pm - 3pm
Jennifer Erb-Downward Christine Gendron Melissa MacDonnell Sarah Persily Kelly King Heidi Alcock Christopher Wiggins Lauren Knott Jennifer Cano Darnell Cadette Jody Marshall Sarah Bartley Eric Ares Robert McLaughlin Danielle Levin

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We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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