While the traumas of 2020 – COVID-19, the economic crisis, systemic racism, and the deep political divisions that tear at the fabric of our nation – are ongoing, we take strength and build resolve from what we were able to accomplish, collectively, in one of the most difficult of years. We hope you’ll be reminded of what can be done – together – even in the face of overwhelming challenges; discover useful resources; and find inspiration in our common cause of overcoming homelessness through education.
In our third year, we extended the depth and breadth of our reach in ways both tangible and intangible. From bills passed to lives changed, we exceeded our goals and began to dream of new ones. We listened deeply to educators, providers, and young people, and helped them become agents of change. We paid tremendous attention to practice, knowing that no law, regulation, or rule ever implemented itself on behalf of vulnerable students and families. We put a premium on building and sustaining relationships across differences, understanding that common core values can be harnessed for a greater collective good. All of these actions resulted in the many accomplishments detailed in statistics and stories in this annual report.
SchoolHouse Connection’s second annual report details our many accomplishments in 2018, including the launch of Education Leads Home, a national campaign to improve educational and life outcomes for homeless children and youth, SHC’s testimonial at a Congressional hearing about the need to reform homeless assistance, partnership with Sesame Street in Communities on the launch of a new homelessness initiative, and many others. Learn more about our accomplishments in 2018, how we integrate young people in all areas of our work, and information about our financial status.
SchoolHouse Connection’s first year was a success, with important policy achievements, robust technical assistance, and leadership from young people in all our programs. Our first annual report provides year-end highlights of SHC’s accomplishments in 2017, goals for the future, and information about our financial status.