Hope is a bridge to the future.

Help us create hope through learning.

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming celebration of a significant milestone for the Homeless Children’s Education Fund – Champions for Children Gala: The Silver Jubilee, presented by Dollar Bank. This remarkable event will occur at the Westin Hotel on June 1, 2024.

Save the date and join us in celebrating 25 years of creating equity through education! The Silver Jubilee will be an extraordinary gathering of esteemed stakeholders, supporters, and advocates, all coming together to celebrate our work’s impact and pledge support for the journey ahead!


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.