Costa Mesa Nonprofit Tracks Homeless Kids' Academic Progress To End The Cycle Of Homelessness

Orange County Register

(February 19, 2015) -- It's Tuesday evening and Costa Mesa eighth-grader Sarah plops into a comfy corner armchair, pencil between her manicured fingers, ready to tackle her math homework. The shy teen's cozy IKEA-laden surroundings resemble a living room, but Sarah isn't at home. That’s because she's homeless – one of more than 32,000 Orange County students spending their nights in motel rooms, shelters, cars, campgrounds or doubled- and tripled-up in single-family residences due to economic hardship... (read more)