A Guide to Effective Collaborations with Community-Based Organizations to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness
This NCHE report is designed for State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons as well as community-based organizations that work with youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. The report highlights how collaborating, informally or formally (through contracts or other agreements), with community-based organizations can be an effective strategy for program implementation, describes effective strategies for collaborating with community-based organizations at the state and local levels and includes examples of collaborations between local education agencies and community-based organizations.
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Coordinated Entry Processes: Building Mutual Engagement between Schools and Continuums of Care
This brief, part of NCHE’s Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration
series, is designed for educators and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Program recipients. It provides a brief overview of HUD coordinated entry processes, and suggests strategies for building local coordinated entry engagement and collaboration between schools and CoCs.
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Housing and Education Collaborations to Serve Homeless Children, Youth, and Families *Updated October 2023*
Housing and School Partnership on the Point-In-Time Count
This NCHE fact sheet, geared towards a school audience, provides information about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual Point-In-Time (PIT) count, and suggests strategies for how schools can help ensure the most comprehensive and effective count of youth experiencing homelessness.
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Incorporating Education into Coordinated Community Responses to Youth and Young Adult Homelessness: Lessons from the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program
This NCHE program profile explores the role of education in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP); summarizes key education outcomes in, lessons learned in, and technical assistance provided to YHDP communities; and shares cross-system innovations and promising practices for preventing and ending youth and young adult homelessness in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
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NW Michigan and the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project
This brief will identify strategies from the Northwest Michigan Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) for integrating local educational agencies (LEAs) into their projects.
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Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth
This brief, part of NCHE’s Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration Series, is designed to provide an overview of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth and Runaway and Homeless Youth programs. Additionally, the brief reviews McKinney-Vento Act and Runaway and Homeless Youth Act requirements related to cross-systems collaboration, noting cross-systems strategies that support the education of runaway and homeless youth.
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Research Summary: Homelessness and Education Cross-System Collaboration – Applied Research Summary and Tools
This NCHE publication provides local homeless education liaisons and homeless service providers with a framework, strategies, and tools for more effective collaboration to improve the academic outcomes, well-being, and lifelong trajectory of young people who have experienced homelessness or trauma. The publication explores a framework for collaboration that accounts for stakeholders’ assumptions, vision, incentives, rules and regulations, organizational cultures, needs, and experiences; and includes resources and tools for practitioners to use in their efforts to collaborate more effectively.
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Supporting In-School and Out-of-School Youth Experiencing Homelessness Through Education and Workforce Partnerships
Supporting School Success for Homeless Children of Veterans and Military Service Members
The Educational Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness: What Service Providers Need to Know*updated Aug 2018*
When Working Together Works: Interagency Collaboration between McKinney-Vento Programs and Homeless Service Providers *updated Aug 2018*
YHDP Round 1 Lessons Learned
This brief highlights recurring themes and challenges identified by Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Round 1 communities in building a true coordinated community response (with a particular focus on education partnerships) and recommended strategies for addressing these challenges.
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