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.
Homework without a home
Helping homeless students in Seattle
December 6, 2017, 6:30 PM, Seattle Central Library
About Project Homeless
Project Homeless at The Seattle Times is a new, two-year investigation to dig deep and surface solutions to systemic homelessness in our region. Our cutting-edge multi-media approach will include immersive storytelling, compelling photojournalism and video, interactive graphics and strong watchdog reporting. Project Homeless will use social media to get the message out, and host community events to engage the broader public. Our goal is to go beyond discussing the problem and start exploring real solutions with lessons learned elsewhere in the country.