Homework without a home

Helping homeless students in Seattle
December 6, 2017, 6:30 PM, Seattle Central Library

One in every 16 students in Seattle is homeless – and one in every 27 in Washington state. About half are in 5th grade or younger. And 87 percent of homeless kids in Seattle Public Schools are students of color, widening the achievement gap between black and white students. The Seattle Times LiveWire event series and The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless took a hard look at homelessness in our city to help homeless kids stay in school, find permanent housing and learn to thrive.

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Event Speakers
Jonathan Houston
Houston is Partnership Director at Equal Opportunity Schools, a nonprofit that helps close race and income enrollment and success gaps in AP and IB programs across the country. He coordinated services for homeless students in the Tukwila School District as the McKinney-Vento Liaison.
Katara Jordan
Jordan is a Senior Manager at Building Changes, leading policy and advocacy efforts for youth and family homelessness in Washington state. Through Schoolhouse Washington and statewide partnerships, she works to improve housing stability and academic success for homeless students.
Jonathan Martin
Martin is the Project Homeless Editor at The Seattle Times, and has written about human services in Washington for two decades. He won two Casey Medals, the nation's top social services reporting award, and was a Knight-Wallace fellow in journalism and law at the University of Michigan.
Katy Miller
Miller is part of the National Initiatives Team at the US Interagency Council on Homelessness. She acts as a bridge between the work in DC and locally in 13 U.S. States, including Washington. Miller is based in Seattle and has been working on homelessness issues for more than 20 years.