Upcoming Webinars

Please note: All webinars are recorded. Archived recordings, powerpoint presentations, materials, and transcripts from the Q&A are posted on our archived webinars page. Certificate of attendance is available upon completion. If you watched the webinar as a group, please contact us to receive individual certificates.

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

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