Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative Hosts "Stable Housing for Minnesota's K-12 Students" Issue Briefing

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The data is clear: housing instability has devastating impact on school performance and academic achievement. More than 9,000 K-12 students throughout the state experienced homelessness during the 2015-2016 school year. Less than one in four of these students were reading proficient in third grade, significantly below their low-income but housed counterparts.

Every child in Minnesota deserves a safe, stable place to call home: a place to do their homework, get a good meal and a restful night’s sleep. Communities in Minnesota and around the country have developed proven and promising strategies to build upon, which will ned resources to take to scale.

Want to learn more?

The Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative is hosting an issue briefing on March 3 for all Minnesota grantmakers interested in improving the academic performance and overall well-being of Minnesota's highly mobile and homeless students. (Use password Homework to register.) Join us to hear the most current statewide data on the scope of the issue and engage withpolicy experts and practitioners in a lively discussion.

When we focus on what works, the impact can be vast and multi-faceted. Not only do kids do better, but so do their parents and caregivers. Stable housing is key.

If your foundation is working to reduce educational disparities, achieve greater equity, increase economic self-sufficiency, improve health outcomes and related issues you won’t want to miss this briefing.

Stay tuned for speaker and panel updates in the next few weeks.

For funders in Greater Minnesota interested in participating but unable to attend in person, please contact the meeting organizer to be contacted with dial-in information for the meeting audio.