The Atlas of Student Homelessness Web App
Unless current trends change, 1 in 7 New York City public school students will be homeless during elementary school. More than 140,000 children attending New York City public schools have experienced homelessness within the past six years. Building upon the findings of On the Map: The Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City 2017, the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness developed an interactive tool for users to further explore the educational outcomes of homeless New York City students and compare outcomes between districts, boroughs, and the City overall. This tool allows people from different fields to tailor and engage with data on student homelessness in a way that is meaningful to them and the unique needs of their organization.
Right now, a collection of advocates and local government officials across the United States are preparing to spread out in their counties, communities, and neighborhoods to count the number of homeless Americans. At first glance, this seems like a fairly sensible way to go about the messy work of measuring an important social and economic indicator. But, of course, every method has its drawbacks.
While Seattle is known for its tech titans, cycling enthusiasts, and progressive values, it is also home to over 3,600 homeless students. Ninety-seven percent of all public schools in Seattle serve at least one homeless student; 71% serve more than 10. In this publication, ICPH, through a partnership with Seattle Public Schools, illustrates just how pervasive and far-reaching the issue of student homelessness is across the city.
Delve into data about the homeless student population in NYC’s school districts.