Coalition Conversation: HUD & Higher Ed Collaboration to Support Foster Youth Housing
Mar 01, 2024 /1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
For over ten years, the National undergraduate college completion rate for foster youth has remained at a dismal 3%-4%, according to the National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI). Additionally, for foster youth, the financial resources, basic needs like housing and other support services needed to complete post-secondary education can be inaccessible and difficult to attain. Come hear about the work Campus Compact in partnership with HUD is doing to support foster youth overcoming housing as a barrier to higher education. We will share what we've learned over the last couple of months from talking to people on the ground doing amazing work across the board to address different aspects of this systemic issue. This Coalition Conversation will create opportunities for individuals to learn, share what they are doing, and explore opportunities to get engaged in this critical work.