**This program is hosted by our partner, Funders Together To End Homelessness, who has extended an invitation to PNY members.
The prevention of youth homelessness requires interventions at the roots, stabilizing young people’s living situations before it culminates in homelessness. Project Upstream is an Australia-conceived and Canada-championed model for preventing child and youth homelessness through school-based assessments and supports. Upstream has shown promise wherever it has been piloted, achieving priorities for homelessness and education advocates alike. But this evidence-based intervention is currently absent in the United States.
This webinar explores the experiences of funders and advocates in Canada who have shepherded Upstream from the beginning. Joining US-based research powerhouse, Chapin Hall, we will discuss what makes these initiatives successful, the challenges they experience, and how they differ from other school-based assessments. We will also explore what it would take to expand Project Upstream in the States and where such interventions fit in our broader movement.
This presentation takes place as part of our series on the prevention of youth homelessness.
What will you learn?
- Understanding the major advantages of Project Upstream compared to other school-based interventions
- How to name one potential obstacle to implementing Upstream in U.S. schools and communities
- Describing how Upstream achieves education advocates’ priorities in addition to youth homelessness prevention
- Amy Bilodeau, Sr. Manager for Community Investment, Home Depot Canada
- David French, Managing Director, A Way Home Canada
- Forrest Moore, Policy Fellow, Chapin Hall
- Jacqueline Sohn, Senior Researcher, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
- Michael Durham (Moderator), Director of Networks, Funders Together to End Homelessness
Who should attend?
All interested funders. Please note that participation in this Funders Together To End Homelessness webinar is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs).
How do you sign up?
Registration is required by April 25th. Registrants will receive log-in details a day before the program.
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
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