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Youth Homelessness

When Desperate Times Turn Into Desperate People

Carey Fuller | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

As budgets get stripped down to nothing and programs simply evaporate in the shadow of elusive living wage jobs, don't be surprised at what people will do out of desperation.

Record Homelessness Calls for New Approach

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

Homelessness in New York City is the highest it's been since the Great Depression. This is simply unacceptable in the wealthiest city in the world, and we can and must do better.

You're Not Getting It

Carey Fuller | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

The fact of the matter is, no matter what a homeless person does, calling phone numbers every day to check for openings at a shelter that is already overwhelmed is not a valid option.

Up Close With Jon Bon Jovi: 'Each of Us Has the Power to Effect Change. You Needn't Be a Rock Star.'

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

I wanted to know more about what motivates Jon to play an important role in helping homeless youth -- his concern for them goes back more than three decades when, inspired by our New York City shelter, he wrote "Runaway," his first hit.

Who Would Pay $67,100 For Kobe Bryant's Sweaty Mask?

Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact

When it was revealed that a charitable bidder paid $67,100 for Kobe Bryant’s sweaty face mask, even the most diehard of fans had to wonder, who wou...

Homeless Mothers Need More Than Flowers

Carey Fuller | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

If I were rich, I'd take all the homeless moms I know dinner so they could have a break from their everyday struggles. But the donations I get go toward immediate needs that will run out, and a bouquet of flowers won't put a roof over their heads.

Kobe Bryant's 'Sweaty' Face Mask Raises $67,000 To Fight Youth Homelessness

Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact

Kobe Bryant turned his All-Star nose-break into an All-Star charity opportunity. Bryant suffered his first career concussion and broke his nose du...

Homeless for One Night

Mark Redmond | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Mark Redmond

We organized the Spectrum Sleep Out, putting out a call for business and community leaders to sleep outside, in the cold, as a way to raise awareness about the reality of teenage homelessness. It proved to be an eye-opening, if not life-changing, experience.

Homeless With Children

William Laney | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
William Laney

Families who live in motels, or double-up with family or friends, qualify as homeless beings and deserve the aid given to the more visibly homeless.

Ending Homelessness, One Garment at a Time

The Technician | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
The Technician

Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross will have to move over for a new company. Its name: KNo Clothing. Their mission: to end homelessness through fashion.

Rise In Homeless Students Stifles Florida Town

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

CLERMONT, Fla. -- Zach Montgomery's dad plugs in the electric skillet and opens the cardboard box containing tonight's dinner. The liquid from the ca...

WATCH: 3 Homeless Stories You'll Never Forget

Posted 02.21.2012 | Los Angeles

"There's so many different types of situations that can cause homelessness. You really can't stereotype it. You really can't." These are the words of ...

Growing Number Of States Contend With Child Poverty Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

Child poverty is getting worse in America. And with more and more states seeing their populations of disadvantaged youth soar beyond pre-recession lev...

For Homeless Students, Transitional Shelters Must Be Used as a Tool, Not a Roadblock

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 01.09.2012 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The Department of Education and Department of Homeless Services must work together to address the needs of homeless students, and better track the data surrounding attendance and graduation rates among this population.

Counting Success One Student, One Community at a Time

Alma and Colin Powell | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Alma and Colin Powell

The volume of conversation about education has increased over the last few years, but what's often lost are the very real stories of the young people whose lives are impacted and the people and programs that are beating the odds.

REACH to Invest in the Lives of America's Foster Youth

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Paul Heroux

Currently, there are about half a million children residing in foster care within the United States. There are approximately 300,000 young adults, ages 18 to 25, who have spent at least one year in foster care. This is reason for concern.

U.S. Laws Protect Cars But Not Domestic Violence Victims

Pat LaMarche | Posted 08.27.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Far more women in the United States are victims of domestic violence than are injured in car accidents each year. In fact, the two aren't even close -- battering outstrips crashes roughly two to one.

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...

Kobe Launches New Charity for Homeless

Posted 08.07.2011 | Los Angeles

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant met with the press today at My Friend's Place, a haven for homeless youth based in Hollywood, to announce their intention to "...

Sen. Kerry Introduces Bill To Help LGBT Youths In Foster Care

Posted 07.14.2011 | Impact

This week, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced the Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Homelessness Act to protect children in foster care from ending up o...

Ph.D Student Turned Advocate Stands Up For Homeless Youth

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact

Thirteen kids die on the street every day. This is the central tenet that inspires StandUp For Kids, an organization dedicated to youth homelessnes...

Chris Conner: Serving Homeless Youth At Denver's Urban Peak

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As the recent high-profile case of a former Miss Colorado USA indicates, the problem of homelessness in Denver afflicts all age groups. As the recess...

At-Risk U.S. Children Struggle To Just Be Kids

Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cierra Jones does not invite her friends to sleep over. She would, if she had her own room, or her own backyard to play in. But the 9-year-old worries...

One Homeless Student Off The Street, One Million To Go

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Over one million of America's students are homeless. Two thousand of them are in Fairfax County, Wash. The Washington Post reported on various part...

Remember Our Homeless Gay Youth this Holiday

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

The holiday season is a difficult time of year many of us. Our culture's egregious forms of commercialism always bother me -- and its anemic recognit...