Wednesday, April 26 | 2:00PM ET, 1:00PM CT, 12:00PM MT, 11:00PM PT
Co-Sponsor: Philanthropy New York
The prevention of youth homelessness requires interventions at the roots, stabilizing young people’s living situations before it culminates in homelessness. Project Upstream is an Australia-conceived and Canada-championed model for preventing child and youth homelessness through school-based assessments and supports. Upstream has shown promise wherever it has been piloted, achieving priorities for homelessness and education advocates alike. But this evidence-based intervention is currently absent in the United States.
This webinar explores the experiences of funders and advocates in Canada who have shepherded Upstream from the beginning. Joining US-based research powerhouse, Chapin Hall, we will discuss what makes these initiatives successful, the challenges they experience, and how they differ from other school-based assessments. We will also explore what it would take to expand Project Upstream in the States and where such interventions fit in our broader movement.
This presentation takes place as part of our series on the prevention of youth homelessness. View recent recordings on the roles of employment, education, and healthcare.
- Understand the major advantages of Project Upstream compared to other school-based interventions
- Name one potential obstacle to implementing Upstream in U.S. schools and communities
- Describe how Upstream achieves education advocates’ priorities in addition to youth homelessness prevention
- Amy Bilodeau, Sr. Manager for Community Investment, Home Depot Canada
- David French, Managing Director, A Way Home Canada
- Forrest Moore, Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall
- Jacqueline Sohn, Senior Researcher, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
- Michael Durham, Director of Networks, Funders Together to End Homelessness (moderator)
To register for this webinar, please use the button below. Funders Together staff will approve your registration, and you will receive a unique Zoom link to join this webinar.
Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy-serving organizations, and members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Tia Smith, Director of Membership and Programs.
If you do not receive your Zoom link or have technical issues logging into this call, please reach out to Michael Durham prior to the webinar or Jack Zhang during the webinar.
This webinar will last one hour.
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