Information by Topic: Collaboration
Community and Cross-Program Collaboration
Homeless and Special Education Administrative Collaboration: Recommendations
This proceedings document, originating from a policy forum hosted jointly by NCHE and Project Forum, introduces the reader to the unique challenges that administrators face as they support the implementation of services for homeless children with disabilities. The document presents findings from an online forum in the areas of policy, practice, and recommendations for change. Recommendations focus on the areas of expediting enrollment and the provision of services, and coordinating programs and services. The appendices contain additional information and sample forms.Housing Agency and School District Collaborations to Serve Homeless and Highly Mobile Students
This brief, part of NCHE's new Best Practices in Homeless Education series, examines several successful housing agency and school district collaborations from across the nation and explains how this type of collaboration can help reduce the frequency of family moves and promote school stability for students experiencing homelessness.Supporting School Success for Homeless Children of Veterans and Active Duty Military Members
This brief, developed collaboratively by NCHE and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is designed for local VA staff, state McKinney-Vento coordinators and school district McKinney-Vento liaisons, educators, and other providers of services to active members of the military and veterans, and their children. It provides basic information to assist homeless children of veterans or active military to enroll in school and receive education and other services available to them.Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice
This NCHE brief is designed for juvenile justice agencies and professionals (including law enforcement officers, juvenile probation officers, attorneys, juvenile court personnel, and detention facility staff), as well as State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons. It provides basic information to help educators understand the juvenile court process and explains why the McKinney- Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a critical tool for juvenile justice agencies to help homeless youth they work with to enroll and succeed in school.
Building Successful Collaborations: Ten Principles of Sustainable Partnerships
This brief from the National Center on Family Homeless, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Zero to Three, and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, provides service providers who are contemplating collaborations with important knowledge and tools needed to create robust, sustainable partnerships that benefit their communities as well as each participating agency. The ten principles outlined in the brief provide practical guideposts for organizations that are considering or planning collaborative partnerships. Further, organizations that have already embarked on this work, and have encountered one or more of the challenges described in the brief, may find the suggestions helpful.Promising Practices for Agencies Serving Homeless Students
This booklet from the Family Service Provider Network Children’s Committee, a housing and service provider network in southeastern Pennsylvania, serves as a resource for building strong partnerships between family service providers and schools. It offers a framework to help providers develop and maintain relationships with key personnel in their children’s schools, provide academic support, lower truancy, and improve parental involvement.Supporting the Education Pipeline: A Business Engagement Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations
This toolkit from Corporate Voices for Working Families is designed to help community-based organizations recruit, engage, and develop ongoing relationships with businesses in their community. The toolkit focuses on the following core areas:
Program: Spokane Valley HEART Program
Location: Spokane, WA
Contact: Leslie Camden Goold, Lead Consortia Liaison
Phone: (509) 228-4114
Program Description: The Spokane Valley HEART Program is a collaboration of the Central Valley, East Valley, and West Valley School Districts to address and support the educational needs of students who are in temporary and transitional housing. This program works closely with the Spokane Valley Community Center, various shelter and housing providers, and the City and County of Spokane. These groups work together to assure that students, and their families, in transitional situations feel supported and encouraged while they secure permanent housing. The Program also works in collaboration with other school districts, including Spokane Public Schools, Mead, Freeman, Cheney, and others in an effort to create a county-wide network to support students in homeless situations.
Program: Wisconsin Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program
Contact: Linda Hurst, Preschool Consultant
Phone: (262) 723-6560, (608) 266-5184
Program Description: The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction collaborates with Head Start, Birth-to-3, Early Childhood Special Education, Title 1, Migrant Education, Child Care, and Even Start to assist homeless parents in enrolling their preschool children into early care and education programs. The Wisconsin EHCY has on staff an LTE preschool consultant that works with Head Start and other state-wide early education and care programs to help homeless families enroll their preschool children.
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