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Child Homelessness

How States Can Help 5 Million Kids With A Parent Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

Having an incarcerated parent can be devastating for a child's well-being. But now there are clear steps states can take to ensure these children are ...

Tackling Childhood Trauma in DC Schools

Judith Sandalow | Posted 06.23.2016 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Think about a time when you were a child and heard a strange sound in the middle of the night. Your heart probably started beating faster. Every little noise was amplified because of a heightened sense of hearing. You got tunnel vision.

Child Homelessness In New York City Hit An All-Time High. Here's How It Can Be Fixed

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact

A record number of kids in New York City are homeless and they won’t see any relief until they get access to more affordable housing, a new report c...

If Life Is a Game, What Are the Rules?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

The students who make up the poverty and homeless statistics that some suburbanites look at dispassionately, shaking their heads while proclaiming, "Not in America!" -- these kids want to succeed.

Report: U.S. Child Poverty Rate Peaked In 2010 And It's Not Budging

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact

The U.S. childhood poverty rate hit its highest level in 20 years back in 2010 and it’s showing no signs of letting up, a recent report concluded. ...

Reproductive Rights Today: Still Not Safe

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Amelia Shroyer

Why aren't we critical of men's sexuality in the same way we constantly scrutinize and blame women?

Why My Daughters Are Not Wearing Uggs

Jody Becker | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Jody Becker

If you are an adorable girl living in one of many affluent zip codes around this country, a pair of Uggs is de rigueur footwear. I live in one of those zip codes. But my 8-and-10-year-old daughters know, for sure, that they will never, ever have a pair of Uggs.

America's Homeless Children - Unseen, but Counted

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Our education system focuses on many essential factors intended to create a platform for success for our children. But far too often we overlook the u...

The Defeat of DOMA Can Help Us Rethink Other Family Policies Too

Kimberly Dark | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Kimberly Dark

If we broaden our discussions about how American family policies support children, we will find ourselves in dialogue about family leave, sick leave and vacation time. We'll examine the adequacy of minimum wage. We'll have realistic discussions about public welfare programs.

Once Homeless Teen Gets Full Scholarship To Stanford

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.15.2013 | Impact

Just six years ago, Lane Gunderman was shuffling through homeless shelters with his family. Now, the science wiz is gearing up to go to Stanford Unive...

Determined to Make a Difference

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Children who have to navigate the harsh reality of homelessness on top of poverty often fall through our already porous safety nets and disproportionately drop out of school and then, too often, drop into the prison pipeline.

PHOTOS: Homeless Kids Take Heartwarming Pictures Of Dreams For Future

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.07.2012 | Impact

Hand a homeless kid a camera to capture her wildest dreams and it’s unlikely she’ll seek out the biggest house or a pile of toys. She may very wel...

Kids Call Kids to Action: No Child Should Go Hungry

Steven Culbertson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Steven Culbertson

Hunger and homelessness are among the top issue areas that motivate kids to serve. Kids understand what it means to feel safe and to have food in their bellies. What's more, they find it unacceptable, and they are willing and able to do something about it.

Michigan Mom Gives Homeless Kids Good Night's Sleep | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact

For Novi mother-of-two Leah Gawel, she knows that a bad night of sleep can ruin a child's day. So, like many moms, whenever her children were on the r...

Pittsburgh: A Model for Addressing Child Homelessness

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The challenges facing children in Pittsburgh are problems we see in our research throughout the United States. In 2010, there were 31,386 homeless children in Pennsylvania. To put this number in context, that is more than the entire University of Pittsburgh student body.

Support Children In Need: Change The World One Child At A Time

John G. Iberle | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
John G. Iberle

An estimated 100 million children live in the streets in the world today. That number is close to the entire population of Mexico. What if these child...

What Congress -- And All of Us -- Could Learn From Tim

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Too many of those playing a partisan game of chicken are turning a deaf ear and cold eye to child suffering. It is time to let them hear from us with our voices and votes.

Child Homelessness Climbs 33 Percent: 10 Worst States

Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact

Child homelessness has climbed 33 percent in the U.S. in the past three years, a figure that totals 1.6 million children. The National Center on F...

Vegas School With 85 Percent Homeless Rate Gives Kids Clothes, Food

Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

When Sherrie Gahn became the principal of Whitney Elementary in Las Vegas, she was shocked to see students eating ketchup packets. When she realized i...