Building School- Community Collaboration

This track will focus how schools and communities can come together to create and strengthen their partnerships and work towards ending homelessness. Innovative collaborations that help us move towards helping individuals and families in a housing crisis in our communities will be the emphasis of this track.

Workshop A: 

Education and Housing Collaborations to Serve Homeless Children, Youth, and Families

This session will provide an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act and will include basic information to help homeless education staff and homeless service providers understand each other’s role in supporting children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. Presenters will also explain ED and HUD requirements for education-housing collaboration and offer strategies to enhance collaboration among agencies. This workshop is sponsored by the Liberty Bank Foundation.

Presenters: Jacinda Goodwin

Slide Presentation: Coming soon. Please check back at a later date.


Workshop B:

Panel on Creative Collaborations between Schools and Communities to End Homelessness

Presenters from across the state will share how they have formed innovative school-community partnerships to help families, youth, and college students facing severe housing instability and homelessness. Examples from the field include a comprehensive regional school outreach campaign, a local student engagement effort, a Head Start and housing collaboration, and the launch of a college Single Point of Contact initiative. This workshop is sponsored by the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Presenters:  Dr. Monette FergusonAvery Lenhart, Helen Lavin, and Krissa Anderson 

Presentation: Panel on Creative Collaborations between Schools and Communities to End Homelessness

Workshop C:

Common Ground: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness 101 

Everyone has a role to play in ending LGBTQ youth homelessness, but first we need to make sure we’re all on the same page! This training is for anyone looking to gain more knowledge and understanding about LGBTQ youth homelessness. Call it a LGBTQ youth homelessness 101; this workshop covers everything from the drivers to homelessness, to using appropriate language, to best practices for supporting LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.

Presenters: Coco Wheeler , Katelyn Owens , and Claude Louis

Presentation: Common Ground: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness 101


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