Apr 26 2023

Preventing Youth Homelessness Series Webinar: Identifying Student Risks Through Project Upstream

Grantmakers for Education and Partners

Virtual

April 26, 2:00 pm ET

The prevention of homelessness for youth and children necessitates interventions at crossroads, stabilizing young people’s living situations before such instability culminates in homelessness. Ideally, these risk factors can be identified within school environments. Enter Project Upstream, an Australia-conceived and Canada-championed model for preventing child and youth homelessness through school-based assessments and supports. Upstream has shown promise wherever it has been piloted, achieving priorities for homelessness and education advocates alike. But this evidence-based intervention is nascent in the United States.

This webinar explores the experiences of funders and advocates in Canada who have shepherded Project Upstream from the beginning. Joining US-based research powerhouse, Chapin Hall, we will discuss what makes these initiatives successful, what challenges they experience, how they differ from other school-based assessments, what it would take to expand Project Upstream in the States, and where such interventions fit in our broader movement.

This webinar is cosponsored by Funders Together to End Homelessness, Grantmakers for Education and Philanthropy New York.

Please note: Participation in this webinar is limited to foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy-serving organizations, and members. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Tia Smith, director of membership and programs at Funders Together.    

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