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Take Action: Ask Your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor HCYA, H.R. 2001

Take Action: Ask Your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor The Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 2001) Encourage your U.S. House Representative to support and cosponsor the Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 2001). Currently, the definition of "homeless" used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is narrow, and excludes children and [...]

By Jo Ann Paanio, JD, Director of Policy and Advocacy, NN4Y|2019-09-23T16:04:54-04:00September 23, 2019|Public Policy Updates|0 Comments

HUD’s New Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI)

HUD’s New Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI) HUD gave youth a seat at the table and it turns out they can cook   By Ruth White, Executive Director, NCHCW I consider myself a pretty good advocate.  I’ve increased a federal line item or two over the years.  Most notably, HUD’s Family Unification Program (FUP). [...]

By Ruth White, Executive Director, National Center for Housing and Child Welfare |2019-08-08T14:19:43-04:00August 8, 2019|Blog Post|0 Comments

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month

National Network for Youth With this January marking the second National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has continually made its mission to spur action for more effective approaches to addressing youth human trafficking. This month has aided in raising awareness about modern slavery and trafficking and educating [...]

By Natalie Seo|2019-01-30T19:52:35-04:00January 30, 2019|NN4Y Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NN4Y Statement on Passage of JJDPA with RHYA Reauthorization

NN4Y Statement on Passage of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act with provisions Reauthorizing the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Today, Congress passed H.R. 6964, which reauthorizes the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), and provides for a short-term reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA). The bill will now go to the President [...]

By |2018-12-13T11:49:48-04:00December 13, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

NN4Y Salutes Techie Youth’s Eric David Benari & Tanuja Prasad

Giving At-Risk Youth the Gift of Technology NN4Y Salutes Techie Youth’s Eric David Benari & Tanuja Prasad In the heart of NYC sits a groundbreaking organization with one vision in mind -- giving at-risk youth the gift of self-sufficiency through technology education. Eric David Benari founded Techie Youth with the goal of providing completely free [...]

By |2017-12-18T09:55:51-04:00December 18, 2017|#boldsalute|0 Comments

NN4Y Salutes Angela Luna

Fashioning Solutions for a Displaced Population NN4Y Salutes Angela Luna If you’re thinking about how to turn your passion for something you love to do into a catalyst for social change - think of Angela Luna. While a student at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, Angela, the CEO of Adiff, came up with [...]

By |2017-11-13T11:13:38-04:00November 13, 2017|#boldsalute|0 Comments

NN4Y Salutes Robert Egger

Food Fight: Using Food to Heal, Unite and Rebuild NN4Y Salutes Robert Egger This month we are honoring the efforts of Robert Egger, the founder of L.A. Kitchen. Robert has committed himself to the tremendous undertaking of recovering food that would otherwise be wasted to feed and employ those that are often the most forgotten [...]

By |2017-10-25T10:00:30-04:00October 25, 2017|#boldsalute|0 Comments

NN4Y Salutes Y2Y’s Sam & Sarah

How Engaged Students Become Innovative Leaders NN4Y Salutes Y2Y’s Sam & Sarah Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz are the co-founders of Y2Y Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. Y2Y Harvard Square is the nation’s first student-run overnight shelter. It employs a youth-to-youth model to provide a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness. This [...]

By National Network for Youth|2017-09-06T19:37:50-04:00September 6, 2017|#boldsalute|0 Comments

Public Schools Reported More Unaccompanied Youth Experiencing Homelessness in 2015-2016. Is This Good News?

Public Schools Reported More Unaccompanied Youth Experiencing Homelessness in 2015-2016. Is This Good News? By Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection, and Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for Youth Preliminary data[i] released by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) last month indicate a significant jump in the number of unaccompanied homeless youth (UHY) reported [...]

By Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection, and Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for Youth|2017-07-11T07:09:26-04:00July 11, 2017|Network News|0 Comments