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Co-sponsored Webinar: Addressing the Needs of Students Experiencing Homelessness, Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Involvement

Monday, August 17, 2020 | 3:00p ET | 2:00p CT | 1:00p MT | 12:00p PT

Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to partner with Grantmakers for Thriving Youth on this two-part webinar series on the needs of students experiencing homelessness, foster care, and juvenile justice.

Part 1: How Can Schools and Districts Center the Needs of Marginalized Students?

As districts across the U.S. navigate how to reopen for the new school year, the needs of students who are experiencing homelessness, in foster care, or involved in the juvenile justice system are too often overlooked. The first webinar in our 2-part series will amplify the voices of youth activists and advocacy organizations as we call for school leaders, funders and other stakeholders to center the needs of the most marginalized students in this overwhelming moment.

The second webinar will address structural changes necessary to support marginalized youth and how philanthropy can catalyze progress. Date and details for the second webinar will be announced soon.


Co-sponsors: Grantmakers for Thriving Youth, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Youth Transition Funders Group, Workforce Matters, Economic Opportunity Funders

Note: This webinar is open only to those affiliated with a philanthropic institution, e.g. foundation, affinity group, donor advisor, etc.

How to Register

To participate in this webinar, please register here:

August 17, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs ·

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  • Stephanie Chan
    published this page in Programming 2020-08-03 14:02:29 -0400

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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