Newsletter (March 14, 2024)

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Note: If you work in K-12 education, please forward this to your higher education contacts. If you work in higher education or postsecondary education, this message is for you! (Curious about your state’s policy on Homeless Higher Education Liaisons? Find out here.)

Many institutions of higher education are designating liaisons for students experiencing homelessness. Similar to their counterparts in K-12 education, homeless higher education liaisons support students by connecting them to available resources on and off-campus, and removing barriers to their college retention and success. In 2023, SchoolHouse Connection launched its first homeless higher education liaison learning network. The network consisted of over 80 liaisons from eight states (AZ, CA, CO, GA, FL, IL, ME, NC), and we hosted four meetings. 

We are excited to announce the 2024 Homeless Higher Education Liaison Learning Network. If you work in higher education, please take a moment to fill out the interest form. We are expanding our network by creating two tracks: 

  • A network for newer liaisons
  • A network for those who have more experience working with students

We hope this personalized and targeted approach will help better meet your needs. The application deadline is on Monday, April 1, 2024. Please share this interest form with your homeless higher education liaisons to ease the transition from high school to postsecondary education for students experiencing homelessness.

A network participant said:

“There are many supporting individuals in the network that are here to help students. The financial aid presentation was really helpful.”

More resources can be found here: 

💼 We’re Hiring!

The State Policy Senior Program Manager will work with the Director of State Policy and SHC’s state and local partners to:

  • Develop and execute nonpartisan legislative and administrative reform strategies, including leadership of required advocacy activities
  • Ensure effective implementation of enacted reforms to ensure that these policies lead to real outcomes.

Minimum Salary: $70,000 annually

Benefits: Work from home; generous holiday, personal, and vacation leave; health insurance reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement plan; small, collegial team; many opportunities to use skills, learn, and grow professionally.

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