Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you’re looking to serve as a mentor in our afterschool and summer programs, support our Outreach Team, or lend a hand during special events — we’d love to help you find your niche in supporting children experiencing homelessness.

Conscious Caring Curriculum

The Conscious Caring Curriculum, launched in 2012, is a program that nurtures empathy and enlightens stably-housed children about the issue of homelessness through discussions focused on literature, writing, and art. HCEF designed this curriculum to gently teach children about homelessness and its effects on children, youth, and families.

Homeless Education Network

Does your work relate to youth in transition? If so, we welcome you to join our Homeless Education Network (HEN). HEN’s mission is to “serve as the catalyst for community collaboration aimed at improving educational outcomes for children and youth experiencing homelessness as mandated by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.” Join us for quarterly meetings with active discussion about how to best serve kids in transition in Allegheny County.

School Partnerships

HCEF welcomes the opportunity to provide your school with tools and resources for raising awareness about homelessness in your community. Learn how your school, faculty, and/or students can partner with HCEF and engage in our mission.

Stand Up Art Installation

The “Stand Up for Homeless Children” art installation is 15 minutes of silence to represent over 3,000 children who were identified as homeless by their school districts last year. This art installation is a wonderful way to raise awareness and spark conversation.



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