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This Is How Im Going to Make a Life for Myself: An Analysis of FAFSA Data and Barriers to Financial Aid for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

This Is How Im Going to Make a Life for Myself: An Analysis of FAFSA Data and Barriers to Financial Aid for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from SchoolHouse Connection looks at the challenges that many unaccompanied homeless students encounter when they apply for federal financial aid. Using data from the U.S. Department of Education, the report outlines ongoing barriers such as the definition of “youth” for 22- and 23-year-olds and required homeless determination from school districts, homeless service providers, or post-secondary institutions. This report provides state-level data and recommendations for policy and practice changes going forward.

Accession number
25803
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Schoolhouse Connection

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the SchoolHouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/new-report-highlights-fafsa-chall…

Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth

Partnering to Support Educational Success for Runaway and Homeless Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) provides an overview of the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) and Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) programs and reviews the McKinney-Vento and Runway and Homeless Youth Act requirements related to cross-systems collaboration. NCHE suggests strategies to promote cross-system collaboration to support the education of runaway and homeless youth. The brief includes two partnership profiles and additional resources.

Accession number
25721
Type new
Brief
Organization

National Center for Homeless Education

Series
Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration Brief Series
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the NCHE website at: https://nche.ed.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/rhy-lea-collab.pdf

Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education

Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report about basic needs insecurity among college students presents findings from a survey of more than 33,000 students enrolled at 70 community colleges in 24 states. From these results, the authors report that about half of community college students were housing insecure and approximately 14 percent were homeless. They found that two of every three students who participated in the survey were dealing with food insecurity. The findings indicate that two sub-populations experienced higher basic needs insecurity than other students—those who were formerly in the foster care system and those who had children.  The authors provide their research methodology and data as well as several case studies of student participants. They also offer recommendations for improving policies and practices to help address basic needs security among community college students.

Accession number
25450
Authors
Goldrick-Rab, S., Richardson, J., Hernandez, A.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Wisconsin HOPE Lab

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download at the Wisconsin HOPE Lab website at: http://wihopelab.com/publications/hungry-and-homeless-in-college-report…

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in Americas Public Schools

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in Americas Public Schools
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This executive summary provides key findings from a study released by America’s Promise Alliance, a leader of the GradNation campaign, that looked at the high school graduation rates of homeless students. This study coincided with the first Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement for states and local school districts to report this data. The study examined the broader issue of student homelessness by interviewing and surveying current and formerly homeless students and the federally mandated state coordinators and local liaisons assigned to work with them. In addition to providing an overview of existing research on student homelessness, this study sheds light on the challenges homeless students face and the supports they need to succeed. The researchers provide recommendations for how educators, policymakers, and community organizations can help students cope with homelessness, graduate from high school, and get on a path to adult success.

Accession number
25589
Authors
Ingram, E.S., Bridgeland, J.M., Reed, B., Atwell, M.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on Americas Promise website at: http://www.americaspromise.org/report/hidden-plain-sight

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in Americas Public Schools

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in Americas Public Schools
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

America’s Promise Alliance, a leader of the GradNation campaign, released this research report about the high school graduation rates of homeless students. The study coincided with the first Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement for states and local school districts to report this data. It provides an overview of existing research on homeless students, reveals challenges homeless students face and the supports they say they need to succeed, reports on challenges involved in helping homeless students, and recommends policy and practice changes at the school, community, state, and national levels. The research team examined the broader issue of student homelessness by interviewing and surveying current and formerly homeless students and the federally mandated state coordinators and local liaisons assigned to work with them. The researchers recommend action steps and policies for educators, policymakers, and community organizations to help students cope with homelessness, graduate from high school, and get on a path to adult success. The appendices include research methodology and endnotes, a glossary of frequently used terms, and additional information about ESSA.

Accession number
25590
Authors
Ingram, E.S., Bridgeland, J.M., Reed, B., Atwell, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates

Year published new
2016
Availability

Full report available for free download on Americas Promise Alliances website at: http://www.americaspromise.org/report/hidden-plain-sight

Fostering College Success Mentorship Program: A Public-Private Partnership to Build a Better Tomorrow for Youth in Foster Care

Fostering College Success Mentorship Program: A Public-Private Partnership to Build a Better Tomorrow for Youth in Foster Care
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report outlines a public-private partnership between the Casey Family Programs, New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the City University of New York (CUNY), and Goldman Sachs to develop and implement the Fostering College Success Initiative (FCSI) mentoring program. This program is available to CUNY students who are also in the ACS foster care system. The report summarizes the FCSI program’s core elements and discusses sustainability and replicability to other jurisdictions. It also offers lessons learned about the public-private partnership model and the next steps for the program.

Accession number
25799
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Casey Family Programs

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Casey Family Programs website at: https://www.casey.org/mentoryingnyc/

Building Systems of Integrated Student Support: A Policy Brief for Local and State Leaders

Building Systems of Integrated Student Support: A Policy Brief for Local and State Leaders
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the Center for Promise at Boston University in collaboration with the Center for Optimized Student Support at Boston College provides an overview of how integrated student support (ISS) systems help promote academic success and improve life outcomes by removing barriers and coordinating services and resources. The brief provides policymakers and stakeholders at the state and local levels with policy recommendations and guidance about ISS for children, youth, and families. This brief includes examples of ISS systems implemented at state and local levels.

Accession number
25723
Authors
J. Wasser Gish
Type new
Brief
Organization

Americas Promise Alliance

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Americas Promise Alliance website at: https://www.americaspromise.org/resource/building-systems-integrated-st…

Aftershocks: The Lasting Impact of Homelessness on Student Achievement

Aftershocks: The Lasting Impact of Homelessness on Student Achievement
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) looks at the educational outcomes of homeless and formerly homeless students during the 2013–14 school year and the implications these outcomes have for education policy in New York City. New evidence suggests that the negative effects that housing instability can have on a child’s education do not end when a student is stably housed. Understanding the extent to which the instability created by homelessness can have a lasting impact on a child’s education is increasingly important for teachers, parents, and policymakers alike. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25865
Type new
Brief
Organization

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the ICPH website at: https://www.icphusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Aftershocks_2_3_A_FI…