NYLPI Calls for Shelter-Based Coordinators to Help Students in Temporary Housing

June 30, 2021

Disability Justice, Education, News

NYLPI and other community advocates and legal services organizations are urging Mayor de Blasio and Education Chancellor Meisha Porter to use some of the funds allotted for the DOE as part of the American Rescue Plan to hire 150 shelter-based community coordinators for students in temporary housing. Over the last decade, student homelessness has increased, while available resources have stagnated. The pandemic has exacerbated the inequities students in shelter face. Hiring shelter-based community coordinators will provide additional support to reconnect students with their schools following the last year of educational disruption.  

Access the full letter here 

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