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Supporting the School Readiness of Young Children Experiencing Homelessness with ARP-HCY Funds
Wednesday, March 6 · 3-4 pm Eastern
Approximately 600,000 children under age six experience homelessness across the US, putting them at-risk for developmental delays and long-term academic challenges. K12 school districts have a responsibility to identify and refer younger children to early childhood development services, including by using ARP-HCY funds to support school readiness. During this webinar, participants will hear how Cincinnati Public Schools and the Hawaii Department of Education have successfully leveraged their ARP-HCY funds to partner with early childhood development programs and services to increase identification and enrollment of children under age six.
- Lisa Martinez – Hawaii Department of Education
- Rebeka Beach – Cincinnati Public Schools
- Erin Patterson – SchoolHouse Connection
Addressing Transportation Needs Through Vehicle Purchases with ARP-HCY Funds
Wednesday, March 20 · 3-4 pm Eastern
In a recent survey conducted by SchoolHouse Connection, liaisons indicated that transportation remains one of the biggest unmet needs for students experiencing homelessness. American Rescue Plan-Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) funds provide an opportunity to meet this need through more flexible uses, including vehicle purchases. During this webinar, participants will hear from LEAs who have successfully used ARP-HCY funds to purchase district vehicles, including the process of how they navigated internal requirements, and the impact of vehicle purchases on students experiencing homelessness.
Karen Rice, Senior Program Manager of Education Initiatives – SchoolHouse Connection
Anasofia Trelles, K-12 Senior Program Manager – SchoolHouse Connection
Erin Patterson, Director of Education Initiatives – SchoolHouse Connection
Dani Graham, Homeless Program Coordinator – Eau Claire Area School District
Andrea Winstead, McKinney-Vento Liaison – Lawton Public Schools