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Preventing Youth Homelessness Series Webinar: The Role of Education

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 12:00 ET/11:00a CT/10:00a MT/9:00a PT 

As part of the Youth Homelessness Prevention series, this virtual gathering will dive deeper on the role of the education system in preventing youth homelessness. Starting with a “state of the movement” on education-based services for children and youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness, we will hear about a new initiative that hones in on the intersection of homelessness, education, criminal-legal system, and foster care. Participants will also discuss the opportunities present for philanthropy to support services and initiatives related to education for youth and young people experiencing homelessness. 

Come prepared to share your own work on this issue as applicable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the most pressing issues in the McKinney-Vento/education field
  • Describe the role of education justice as a means to prevent youth homelessness 
  • Describe one strategy for funders to invest in education for young people at risk of homelessness


  • Michael Durham, Director of Networks, Funders Together to End Homelessness (moderator) 
  • Christina Dukes, Principal, Pearl Strategies 
  • Maddy Day, Proprietor & Senior Consultant, Maddy Day LLC & Associates
  • Stephanie Krauss, Economic Well-Being Work Group Lead Consultant, Youth Transition Funders Group 
  • Casey Trupin, Direct of Youth Homelessness, Raikes Foundation 


Funders Together staff will approve your registration, then you will receive a unique Zoom link to join this webinar.

To register for this webinar, please use the register button below.

Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or 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 Michael Durham, Director of Networks.   

September 27, 2022 at 12:00pm - 1pm
Michael Durham · · (617) 245-0314 x102

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  • Michael Durham
    published this page in Programming 2022-08-17 10:58:39 -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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