New Data Reveals Extent of Students Experiencing Homelessness

March 31st, 2021|

More and more of Pennsylvania’s school-age children were experiencing homelessness even before the pandemic, according to a newly released report by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The study accumulates the locally reported totals of homeless children under five and those enrolled in pre-K through twelfth grade across eight regions of

Welcoming Schools Survey Due March 15

February 22nd, 2021|

Did you know that, currently, ONLY 6 out of the 500 school districts in Pennsylvania have explicit policies or resolutions in place that welcome and support immigrant and refugee students? The Welcoming Schools Campaign, a program of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), aims to educate and empower immigrant and refugee students and

DHS Releases Racial Equity Report

January 22nd, 2021|

Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services has released its first Racial Equity Report. The report highlights the departments ongoing efforts to "promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through this work in order to be a partner in correcting systemic racism and inequities." “After the last year, we’ve learned more than ever that

Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes Emergency Housing Provisions

January 7th, 2021|

The latest COVID-19 Relief Bill was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The $900 billion COVID-relief package includes housing provisions such as $25 billion in emergency rental assistance and an extension of the CDC's federal eviction moratorium through January 31st. The relief bill will provide essential and desperately needed

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