Category: In the News

Image of new Executive Director Ardana "AJ" Jefferson with text "Welcoming AJ Our New ED!"

HCEF Welcomes New Executive Director, Ardana “AJ” Jefferson

The Board of Directors of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Ardana Jefferson to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. Ms. Jefferson will begin her tenure on March 21, 2022. HCEF Board President Jo Clark makes the announcement with enthusiasm and confidence that Ms. Jefferson is ready to…
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Leadership Transition with HCEF Logo

Important HCEF Transition News

HCEF’s Executive Director, Carlos T. Carter, has resigned his position with Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) effective November 3rd, 2021. Kaitlyn Nykwest, our Education Director, will serve as the Interim Executive Director during our search.

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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Tuition Waivers for Youth in Foster Care? The Fostering Independence Through Education Act, HB 1276

More than 25% of foster children become homeless after two to four years of leaving the system, according to Covenant House. Due to their housing instability, it is nearly impossible for these children to save up money for their future, making it difficult to secure quality education and a career, deepening the cycle of poverty.…
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