Hope is a bridge to the future.

Help us create hope through learning.

HCEF is hiring. Check out our open positions now!

Champions for Children (Champs) was held on June 2, 2022 at Phipps Botanical Gardens.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers for making Champions 2022 a great success. Watch the recap of the night here and view our program book by clicking the button below.


Watch our introductory video learn more about how we create hope through learning.


The mission of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in Southwestern PA, guiding them to be productive, empowered citizens.



Are you experiencing homelessness or working with someone who is? Check out our resources page.



Read what our partners and participants have to say!

Mini-Grant Field Trip

My kids enjoyed this so much, thank you! I would never have been able to take them to a place like this.

Emergency Education Fund

Thank you so much! On such a grey day for me today this brought tears to my eyes and filled my day with a rainbow. I truly appreciate it.

Parent Engagement Workshop

I was able to participate in the group in conversation, and what I thought and felt mattered.