Family Promise Mission Possible Conference

Data As a Tool to Understand Student Homelessness in Your Community

In order to better support homeless students, it is necessary to understand the larger trends affecting your community. This session introduced participants to the value of data by walking them through The United States of Homelessness, an interactive resource that allows users to explore the rise of homelessness in their state and community. After this introduction, the presenters demonstrated the policy insights that can be learned through data analysis by using New York City as a case study of how housing instability affects students’ attendance, test scores, graduation, and other educational outcomes.

  • Kristen MacFarlane
  • Chloe Stein 
  • Rebecca Esparza 

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