Homework without a home

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

One in every 27 of students in Washington state is homeless. 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. Join The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless team for a hard look at homelessness in our city, possible real-world solutions and support services to help homeless kids stay in school, find permanent housing and learn to thrive.

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Presenting – Microsoft
Principal Sponsor
Principal – University of Washington
Event Speakers
Jonathan Houston
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
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
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
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.
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.

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