We were pleased to be part of the conversation on the Saturday, January 26 edition of MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry Show," which focused on youth and child homelessness in America. The show helped to remind Americans that the face of homelessness in the country is that of a child. The latest stats from the US Department of Education show that one out of every 40—or 1.8 million—children lacked a home during the 2010-11 school year. Imagine the average school classroom, which seats 20 kids; now imagine that two of those kids are homeless.
Check out a clip from the show featuring ICPH President and CEO Ralph da Costa Nunez, Demos Distinguished Fellow Bob Herbert, and three amazing formerly homeless youth.