The purpose of the briefing is to bring colleagues together who have a common interest in collectively advocating for the educational advancement and well-being of children and youth experiencing homelessness. Participants will:
- Become familiar with the dynamics of the 115th congress in Washington, D.C., the shift of leadership in the state legislature, and the prospects and challenges of the governor’s 2017 state budget.
- Better understand the opportunities to shape programming and related opportunities for children and youth experiencing homelessness in the nation as a whole, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in general, and specifically Allegheny County public schools and ACDHS program.
- Be invited to become engaged in shaping the policy outcomes at the national, state, and local levels regarding the education and related issues of children and youth experiencing homelessness from birth to age 24 through a statewide coalition. – #PAHomelessYouth