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WEBINAR: State of Crisis: Dismantling Student Homelessness in California

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WEBINAR: State of Crisis: Dismantling Student Homelessness in California

The Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA presents State of Crisis: Dismantling Student Homelessness in California, a new report that explores the types of educational and social supports the hundreds of thousands of K-12 students and a growing number of college students experiencing homelessness in California may require to be successful in school and life.

The report reveals that students experiencing homelessness in California are disproportionately Latinx and Black. They are more likely to be suspended or chronically absent, less likely to be UC/CSU ready, and have a lower graduation rate. COVID-19 poses additional challenges for students experiencing homelessness that depend on schools to provide shelter, safety, meals, technology, and before- and after-school services.

In this 1-hour webinar, the CTS research team will present key findings and recommendations from the report. You also will hear perspectives from a variety of stakeholders to gain a better understanding of how this report can inform policies and practices throughout the Golden State to address the growing student homelessness crisis.

This study has been generously supported by the Raikes Foundation, the Stuart Foundation, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Presenters:
Dr. Tyrone Howard, Faculty Director, Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA
Dr. Joseph Bishop, Center Director, Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA
Karmina Barrales, Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Jevon Wilkes, Executive Director, California Coalition for Youth
Pamela Hancock, Director, Foster & Homeless Education, Office of Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Erin Simon, Vice President, ACSA, Assistant Superintendent of School Support Services, Long Beach Unified School District
Dr. Suzanna Martinez, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF, Senior Author, Redefining Basic Needs in Higher Education
Jennifer Ortiz, Secondary English Teacher, Anaheim UHSD
Jessica MacCaskey, RSP Teacher, Anaheim UHSD
Shannon Albers, Student
Edwin Rivera, Research Analyst, Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA
Lorena Camargo Gonzalez, Doctoral Candidate, Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA

Moderator:
Geneva Sum, Communications Director, Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded and shared in a follow-up email.

October 20, 2020
11am - 12pm PST
Join the webinar via ZOOM: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/91846535547

[Please click here to register.]

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