Abra Lyons-Warren

Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Washington, District of Columbia
 

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Report May 2, 2019
Innovative public housing authorities (PHAs) are collaborating with college access partners and community colleges to increase postsecondary educational achievement for low-income residents and college students experiencing homelessness. This report elevates 11 shared learnings from a recent convening of these five pioneering PHAs and their postsecondary collaborators, and offers a series of recommendations to policy makers, PHAs, and philanthropic organizations seeking to develop emerging cross-sector collaborations between housing and education organizations. The report also includes an overview of the federal policies that support and limit postsecondary achievement for students served by PHAs, and profiles of the five partnerships: CHA and partners City Colleges of Chicago and One Million Degrees; CMHA and partner Columbus State Community College; HACLA and partner Southern California College Access Network (SoCal CAN); LMHA and partner Family Scholar House; and THA and partner Tacoma Community College.
Author/Publisher Abra Lyons-Warren for CLPHA
CLPHA, Education, Housing, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Partnerships, Post-secondary, Stability

Eliminating Barriers to Postsecondary Success: Cross-Sector Collaborations to Improve Postsecondary Achievement for Students Served by Public Housing Authorities

Report
May 2, 2019
Abra Lyons-Warren for CLPHA
Innovative public housing authorities (PHAs) are collaborating with college access partners and community colleges to increase postsecondary educational achievement for low-income residents and college students experiencing homelessness.
Research Oct 9, 2020
This systematic review synthesizes effectiveness evidence on interventions to prevent and address youth homelessness. Policy and community interventions to prevent and end youth homelessness require a robust evidence base to inform decision-making. This systematic review presents an important starting point to inform solutions across a range of intervention areas, and it reveals significant areas in which investments in research and evaluation are urgently needed.
Author/Publisher Matthew Morton for CHAPIN HALL
Homelessness, Research, Stability, Supportive housing, Youth

Interventions for youth homelessness: A systematic review of effectiveness studies

Research
Oct 9, 2020
Matthew Morton for CHAPIN HALL
This systematic review synthesizes effectiveness evidence on interventions to prevent and address youth homelessness. Policy and community interventions to prevent and end youth homelessness require a robust evidence base to inform decision-making.
Webinar Feb 12, 2020
A discussion with attorney Alex Elson from the National Student Legal Defense Network and director of FAIL STATE, Alex Shebanow, to talk about predatory for-profit institutions and how that affects low income residents. About the film: Over five years in the making, FAIL STATE investigates the for-profit college industry and the decades-long reports of student loan abuse within the sector. The film’s central thesis: aided by a cabal of politicians, nationwide disinvestment in public colleges and universities, and an unscrupulous desire to maximize profits at all costs, for-profit colleges have exploited millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise of the for-profit college industry in American higher education and uncovers a story that the Los Angeles Times calls “truly eye-opening and crucial.” The film premiered to sold-out shows at DOC NYC, SXSW EDU, Cleveland International, and debuted on STARZ in December 2018. Director Alexander Shebanow and Executive Producer Dan Rather were awarded the 2019 William Randolph Hearst Award for Outstanding Professional Media Service for their work on FAIL STATE.
Author/Publisher CLPHA
Advocacy, CLPHA, Education, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Post-secondary

CLPHA Education Working Group: Predatory PostSecondary Institutions Webinar

Webinar
Feb 12, 2020
CLPHA
A discussion with attorney Alex Elson from the National Student Legal Defense Network and director of FAIL STATE, Alex Shebanow, to talk about predatory for-profit institutions and how that affects low income residents. About the film: Over five years in the making, FAIL STATE investigates the fo
Webinar Dec 18, 2019
CLPHA's education working group held a webinar on Tuesday, December 12, 2:00-3:00pm ET with a presentation from the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), a coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies that since 1920 has worked to serve children and families who are vulnerable. CWLA presented on their work and how housers can intersect with the child welfare sector.
Author/Publisher
Advocacy, Child welfare, CLPHA, Family engagement, Homelessness, Housing, Youth
Webinar Dec 18, 2019
CLPHA's education working group held a webinar on Tuesday, October 8, 2:00-3:00pm ET with presentations from Urban Strategies, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that specializes in results informed human services development, planning, and strategy implementation as part of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization. Urban Strategies, Inc. presented on their work in Minneapolis and San Antonio to reduce intergenerational poverty by reducing barriers to education.
Author/Publisher
CLPHA, East Coast, Education, Family engagement, Housing, Low-income, Nutrition, Out-of-school time, Partnerships, South, Youth

CLPHA Education Working Group: Reducing Barriers to Education with Urban Strategies, Inc.

Webinar
Dec 18, 2019
CLPHA's education working group held a webinar on Tuesday, October 8, 2:00-3:00pm ET with presentations from Urban Strategies, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that specializes in results informed human services development, planning, and strategy implementation as part of comprehensive neig
Policy Brief Sep 1, 2019
Educators are tasked with preparing students for current and emerging careers, as well as for jobs that aren’t available yet. Although schools and districts help to develop students’ academic, technical, and employability skills needed to access career paths, they recognize that such skills may be best acquired in workplace settings or simulations. Out-of-school time is an opportunity for students to connect with job skills and expand career readiness in authentic and engaging settings. Afterschool time can be particularly beneficial for historically underserved students who don’t have access to the same resources through their schools or family connections as their more advantaged peers. This brief from the College & Career Readiness & Success Center at AIR looks at ways to leverage afterschool time to prepare students at at every stage of career development, from career awareness in kindergarten through sixth grade to career training in eleventh and twelfth grades. The brief offers recommendations for state leaders who are interested in using afterschool programming for career readiness.
Author/Publisher Marjorie Cohen, Susan Therriault, Jenny Scala, Rebecca Levinson and Betsy Brand for AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH
Education, Out-of-school time, Post-secondary, Youth
News Article Jul 9, 2018
Neighborhood may matter more than race in breast cancer survival rates
Author/Publisher Darcel Rockett for THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Health, Legislation & Policy, Low-income, Medicaid / Medicare, Midwest, Racial inequalities
Webinar
Author/Publisher
Education, Housing
Interactive Jan 8, 2018
An interactive tool that aggregates over 500,000 transactions from three programs that drive investment into underserved communities—the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) programs. The investments support a range of activities, from affordable housing to commercial real estate development, consumer and business lending, and more. The CIE was built to show geographic comparisons and trends over time in a way that is easily customizable. For example, some users will view the full range of investment activity; others, only business and commercial real estate loans.
Author/Publisher Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Housing, Midwest, Research

Community Investment Explorer

Interactive
Jan 8, 2018
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
An interactive tool that aggregates over 500,000 transactions from three programs that drive investment into underserved communities—the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) programs.
Webinar
Author/Publisher
CLPHA, Early childhood, Pacific Northwest, Partnerships, School-readiness
News Article Nov 6, 2017
Youth Villages is one of the nonprofits highlighted in this year’s annual giving guide released on Monday by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania. The center, which researches and promotes charities that offer the most effective social good in specific areas, says one in eight people ages 16 to 24, or 4.9 million nationally, are considered disconnected, meaning that they don’t have a job and are not in high school or college. The rate is considerably higher in rural areas than urban ones. While these numbers have dropped since the depth of the Great Recession, the impact of that economic turmoil is still reverberating.
Author/Publisher Alina Tugend for THE NEW YORK TIMES
Foster care, Homelessness, Housing, Workforce development, Youth
News Article Sep 7, 2017
In Tacoma, Washington, and other U.S. cities, housing departments are collaborating with school districts to give low-income and homeless students a leg up.
Author/Publisher Mimi Kirk for CITY LAB
CLPHA, Education, Housing, Pacific Northwest, Partnerships, Place-based, Stability
News Article Aug 9, 2017
The doctor’s office is moving into the kitchen. After years of telling patients to skip junk food and prepare homemade meals, a growing number of doctors and medical groups are now going a step further and teaching them how to cook. Some are building teaching kitchens or creating food pantries right next to their practices. Others are prescribing culinary education programs in hopes of improving their patients’ nutrition and overall health. Some medical schools have even introduced culinary curriculums to train more doctors to talk to patients about food.
Author/Publisher Donna De La Crus for the NEW YORK TIMES
Health, Nutrition
Report Aug 8, 2017
This report aims to bridge a knowledge gap between the affordable housing and healthcare fields that limits their ability to implement health and housing projects and partnerships. These two sectors have begun to realize how much they overlap, but while great work has been done to expose practitioners in both fields to information about their shared interests and common goals, the results to date have been relatively modest.
Author/Publisher Prepared by Mercy Housing and The Low Income Investment Fund for THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT and THE KRESGE FOUNDATION
Cost effectiveness, Dual-eligibles, Health, Housing, Partnerships
Case study Jul 10, 2017
These case studies provide a framework for implementing or replicating promising approaches to use two-generation initiatives specifically with housing authority residents as means to improve life outcomes. This report features communities in San Antonio, Texas and Durham, North Carolina to examine the key components of two-generation initiatives: social capital; early childhood education; post-secondary education and workforce development; economic assets; and health and well-being.
Author/Publisher Abra Lyons-Warren & Amber-Lee Leslie for HOUSING IS, CLPHA
Child welfare, Dual-generation, Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, Housing, Partnerships, Place-based, South, Workforce development

Two-Generation Strategies in Public Housing: Promoting Success for the Whole Family

Case study
Jul 10, 2017
Abra Lyons-Warren & Amber-Lee Leslie for HOUSING IS, CLPHA
These case studies provide a framework for implementing or replicating promising approaches to use two-generation initiatives specifically with housing authority residents as means to improve life outcomes.
Video
Author/Publisher Nadja Oertelt for THE ATLANTIC
Child welfare, Early childhood, Home visiting, Mental health, Research
Video May 19, 2017
Over the past decade, new research has revealed the link between early trauma and lifelong mental health issues. These discoveries have since revolutionized social work, healthcare, and early education. Policy changes enacted in response to our understanding of the biology of trauma are prioritizing earlier interventions like nurse home visiting services for at-risk families, and an increase in pre-kindergarten programs. This short animation by Nadja Oertelt is part of The Atlantic’s Next America: Early Childhood project, which is supported by grants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation.
Author/Publisher Nadja Oertelt for THE ATLANTIC
Child welfare, Cost effectiveness, Early childhood, Home visiting, Mental health, Research
Video Dec 8, 2016
What's it like being a first-generation college student? Unlike most of their peers, they can't rely on the experience of parents and family to help them register for classes, fill out financial aid forms, or quickly adjust to their new lives on campus. These are the stories of several first-generation college students and graduates, and this video explores their challenges, sources of support, and recommendations for policymakers. With a third of all incoming college freshmen being first-generation, telling their stories and informing stakeholders is more important than ever.
Author/Publisher AMERICAN YOUTH POLICY FORUM
Education, Post-secondary
Video Feb 14, 2017
If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week traveled to Kansas City to explore their unique program.
Author/Publisher Lisa Stark for PBS NEWSHOUR
Education, Homelessness, Midwest

To fight student homelessness, this school district helps the whole family

Video
Feb 14, 2017
Lisa Stark for PBS NEWSHOUR
If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families.
Policy Brief Feb 16, 2017
Supporting parents' efforts to help their children develop during the preschool years improves a child's school readiness, reduces behavior problems, enhances social skills, and promotes academic success.
Author/Publisher Bierman K, Morris P, and Abenavoli R for THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Early childhood, Education, Family engagement, School-readiness
Video
Author/Publisher
Early childhood, Family engagement, Grade-level proficiency
Webinar Feb 1, 2017
An overview of the individual and employer-based insurance markets before and after the ACA, and a look ahead at the choices both insurers and consumers must make for 2018 and beyond. For those unable to join the webinar and those who want to share the webinar with colleagues, a video of the webinar is now posted to the Alliance for Health Reform website, along with a transcript and all speaker presentations.
Author/Publisher Alliance for Health Reform and the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Health Care Journalists
Affordable Care Act

Video, Transcript & Presentations for Health Insurance Webinar

Webinar
Feb 1, 2017
Alliance for Health Reform and the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, in collaboration with the Association of Health Care Journalists
An overview of the individual and employer-based insurance markets before and after the ACA, and a look ahead at the choices both insurers and consumers must make for 2018 and beyond.
News Article Jan 25, 2017
A reading program designed to help men become better fathers is associated with better parenting skills as well as behavior and learning improvements in kids, a small study suggests.
Author/Publisher Lisa Rapaport for REUTERS
Early childhood, East Coast, Education, Family engagement, Literacy, School-readiness