Category: Charity

HCEF Call for Justice

HCEF Response to Current Events

Dear Friend, Like many organizations the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is struggling with the recent acts of racism and violence towards the Black community. Racial inequality has troubled this country for the past several hundred years and, unfortunately, it seems things are slow to change. The recent killing of George Floyd, other tragic events,…
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A COVID-19 Update from HCEF

A quick announcement from HCEF regarding our operations amid the COVID-19 outbreak: We are closely monitoring all communications regarding COVID-19 and taking direction from Governor Tom Wolf. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff, volunteers, supporters, and the greater community. As for our students, they need community support now more than…
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Hope Through Creativity

On April 29, a group of 10 HCEF high school ambassadors and performers hosted the annual Hope Through Creativity performance at the Union Project in Highland Park. Hope Through Creativity is led by the High School Ambassadors of HCEF. Hope Through Creativity is part of the movement toward educational justice for homeless children in Pittsburgh.…
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HCEF Wins Ted Craig Humanitarian Award from Women’s Center and Shelter

On May 4, HCEF was honored with the Ted Craig Humanitarian Award at the Women’s Center & Shelter Celebrating Survivors benefit dinner. HCEF was recognized because of our continued work with the women and families served by Women’s Center and Shelter. Women’s Center and Shelter is an emergency shelter for women that provides specialized care…
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Donor Spotlight: Our Retail and Restaurant Partners

The first few months of 2018 are off to a great start at HCEF because of our retail and restaurant partners in Pittsburgh. These businesses are committed to raising awareness of childhood homelessness in Pittsburgh and have donated crucial funding to support the work of HCEF in our local community. We are very grateful for…
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Creating Hope through Learning

by Jiexi Wu Carnegie Mellon University In 2016, 3,000 children in Allegheny County experienced homelessness. The Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is working to address the unique educational needs of these youth. For years, HCEF has been devoting itself to providing children and youth experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County with educational resources and helping them…
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Book in a Backpack

I began working as an after school reading tutor with the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) in the winter of 2010. I enjoyed choosing the library books I planned to read to the children in various Pittsburgh shelters and I especially loved to read aloud to them. We often shared the reading; I would read…
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