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Are ALL the Children Well?

MAEC’s Collaborative Action for Family Engagement (CAFE) and the Center for Education Equity (CEE) present "Are ALL the Children Well?" This four-part homeless education and family engagement webinar series:
  • Raised awareness about students who experience homelessness
  • Provided resources and guidance for working with schools, families, and communities
  • Demystified supports available for out of school time (OST) service providers
  • Reviewed strategies to ensure the preservation of dignity while advocating for students
  • Audited district-, school-, and community-based practices to ensure equitable access.
Topics in the series included summer support, advocacy for LGBTQIA+ students and their families, state- and district-level partnerships, and community and team partnerships.

Are ALL the Children Well? A Community of Practice Part Two

Date of the event: August 17, 2022

Guests: Yatisha Blythe, Kailanya Brailey, Jessica Grotevant Webster, Emilia Guevara, Lily Klam, Ian Rashleigh McNally, Nikevia Thomas

Description - In the final installment of MAEC’s four-part homeless education webinar series, we teamed with the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) for a two-day community of practice. Participants audited their policies and practices related to students experiencing homelessness and developed individualized action plans based on their findings. Part Two focused on examining homeless education needs […]

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Are ALL the Children Well? A Community of Practice Part One

Date of the event: August 16, 2022

Guests: Yatisha Blythe, Kailanya Brailey, Jessica Grotevant Webster, Emilia Guevara, Lily Klam, Ian Rashleigh McNally, Nikevia Thomas

Description - In the final installment of MAEC’s four-part homeless education webinar series, we teamed with the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) for a two-day community of practice. Participants audited their policies and practices related to students experiencing homelessness and developed individualized action plans based on their findings. Part One focused on developing a shared definition […]

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Preserving Their Dignity: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students Experiencing Homelessness

Date of the event: August 04, 2022

Guests: Kailanya Brailey, Jessica Grotevant Webster, Lily Klam, Madelyn Morrison, Michelle Nutter, Ian Rashleigh McNally, Osimiri Sprowal, Marianna Stepniak, Nikevia Thomas

Description - A recent Chapin Hall University study found that LGBTQIA+ young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQIA+ youth. Why is this happening? What resources are available and how do we support these students? In this webinar, part of our “Are ALL the Children Well?” series, two panelists answered those questions and shared […]

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The Summer Bridge: Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness

Date of the event: June 30, 2022

Guests: Kailanya Brailey, Quibilia Divine, Jessica Grotevant Webster, Heather Naviasky, Ian Rasleigh McNally, Karen Rice, Nikevia Thomas

Description - Part of our “Are ALL the Children Well?” series, this webinar looks at homeless education and summer supports for students and families. We were joined by homeless education experts, an out-of-school time (OST) provider, and other service providers to define homeless education; understand the challenges and changes that have impacted students and families who experience […]

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