Hope is a bridge to the future.

Help us create hope through learning.

Join us Thursday June 1, 2023 at Carnegie Science Center for our annual Champions for Children Gala!

We are proud to have been selected as a Good Neighbor on The Kelly Clarkson Show!

After viewing a broadcast of our Hope Through Learning Awards event, the producers of the Kelly Clarkson Show fell in love with Homeless Children’s Education Fund and our mission.

It was truly an opportunity of a lifetime as now America will learn about our wonderful organization and the extraordinary work everyone does for the homeless youth in our region.


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.