We are honored to share that our Promotor Pathway Pilot Program, in partnership with Latin American Youth Center, is featured in "Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America's Public Schools," a must-read national report examining student homelessness. Find us on page 26.
Thank you to Civic Enterprises, Hart Research Associates, and America's Promise Alliance for publishing this critical resource. According to the website, "this report examines the growing problem of student homelessness by interviewing and surveying currently and formerly homeless students and the state coordinators and local liaisons assigned to help them." It addresses the multitude of issues associated with a lack of stable housing, eduction, transportation, emotional support, food, and more.
Our Promotor Pathway Program, in collaboration with Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Newport Harbor High School, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, serves disconnected youth ages 14-24 by pairing them with experienced "promotores" who provide one-on-one intensive support and are available to youth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read more about Promotor Pathway.
"Hidden in Plain Sight" also released a collection of powerful graphics, which we've uploaded below.
With data like this report, innovative housing and education programs, and a national network of organizations, communities, and individuals who dare to care, we will end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. Help make our life-changing work possible.