Meet Our New Board Directors We’re proud to introduce three new NN4Y Board Directors. As you know, a strong, committed board is crucial to a non-profit organization like ours. Please join us in welcoming: Arash Ghafoori, Executive Director of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth in Las Vega, NV, Pat Holterman-Hommes, Chief Executive Officer [...]
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 [...]
Greetings NN4Y Members, Melinda Giovengo, Chair of the National Network for Youth and CEO of YouthCare Hello from Seattle! This is Melinda Giovengo, PhD. – the CEO of YouthCare. Two weeks ago, I had the deep honor of being elected as the incoming Chairperson of the National Network for Youth’s Board of Directors. [...]
Since 2015, the National Network for Youth has undergone a period of intense growth and development. We have hired three new team members, including full-time Directors of Public Policy and Youth Engagement. Meanwhile, NN4Y has expanded the breadth of our work by pursuing additional partnerships with policymakers, experts and organizations throughout the country. As a [...]
Since 1974, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has pursued inclusive and collaborative solutions to youth homelessness in America. Today, we uphold that mission by announcing the expansion of our National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC)! We need your help in identifying formerly homeless young leaders, who are passionate about using their voice to create [...]
As we gear up for the holiday season this November, many of us will begin to count our blessings. At the same time, an overwhelming number of young people across the country will be trying to figure out where to sleep or receive their next meal. To raise awareness for these youth who runaway and/or [...]
The National Network for Youth is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Home for the Holidays campaign. Together with our partners, Covenant House, the National Center on Housing and Child Welfare, and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, we hope to raise awareness and inspire action to help [...]
EDITORS NOTE: This post was originally posted on June 4th when 353 organizations endorsing the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA). On July 2, 2015 we reached 400 organizations supporting HCYA. The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is a membership organization of service providers, state agencies, coalitions, faith-based organizations, advocates, and individuals who [...]
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Opening Doors, the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness celebrated its four year anniversary this week and USICH is open to amending the plan in four key areas. Learn how you can participate.