Youth

Rural Communities Need Funding and Support to Address Rural Youth Homelessness

Report
Oct 20, 2020
Erin Devorah Carreon for CHAPIN HALL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
While both urban and rural areas share similar rates of youth homelessness, in rural regions the issue is less visible and less researched. This qualitative study explores the challenges that rural communities in the U.S.

Chicago jobs program reduces youth violence, Urban Labs study shows

News Article
Jun 29, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO URBAN LABS
One Summer Chicago Plus is a jobs program designed to reduce violence and prepare youth living in some of the city’s highest-violence neighborhoods for the labor market. This study was carried out over the summer of 2013 in partnership with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services.

Missed Opportunities: Education Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America

Report
Nov 4, 2019
CHAPIN HALL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
The ninth in a series of Research-to-Impact briefs by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. For the 4.2 million adolescents and young adults who experience some form of homelessness, opportunities to develop and realize their educational aspira

Moving Families Forward: Initial Findings from a Two-Generation Program in Bangor, Maine

Publication
Sep 20, 2020
Susan Popkin for URBAN INSTITUTE
Since late 2017, the Urban Institute’s Housing Opportunities and Services Together team has partnered with public housing authority BangorHousing and the Boys & Girls Club of Bangor, Maine, in a formative evaluation of Families Forward, a locally designed and funded two-generation program that b

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.

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

Keeping Kids Healthy and Engaged When School is Out Through Public and Affordable Housing Communities

Policy Brief
Dec 4, 2019
In California, more than 3.7 million students were eligible for free or reduced priced school meals in the 2017-2018 school year. For many of those students, school meals are the primary source of regular access to healthy food.