NCHE is housed at UNCG’s SERVE center and operates USED’s technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. NCHE has developed long-standing collaborations that foster a comprehensive and interagency approach to serving homeless children and youth at the national, state and local levels. The NCHE staff bring not only experience and expertise in homeless education and/or working with at-risk youth, but commitment and passion for the work. Key focus areas of NCHE’s work include building the capacity of state- and local-level program administrators to implement effective programs and activities that are compliant with federal legislation, providing expert advice and assistance to address challenging and emerging issues, building connections among constituents and outside agencies, and providing resources that enable constituents to carry out their responsibilities effectively.
Thus, NCHE provides resources that are accurate in content, relevant to constituent needs, and immediately applicable to their work in support of the more than 1.3 million homeless children and youth enrolled in our schools nationally.
Funding will continue to provide the assistance and support to all stakeholders, including parents and families experiencing homelessness, to help homeless students succeed in school and overcome the devastating effects of lacking a stable place to live.