Educating Children Living in Shelter


October 5, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The 1st Year Evaluation of the Attendance Matters Program Pilot and a Panel Discussion of Innovative Responses to Educational Challenges Facing Families & Providers

Hosted By

Gateway Housing, Homeless Services United, and the Family Homelessness Coalition

With the return of in-person instruction in NYC schools, join us for a presentation on the first year evaluation of Gateway Housing’s successful Attendance Matters program pilot, followed by a panel of experts discussing challenges and solutions associated with education and homelessness.

Presenters and Panelists Include:
Dr. Judith SamuelsThe Samuels Group
Dr. Dan TregliaUniversity of Pennsylvania
Dr. Jay BainbridgeMarist University
Dr. Michael CassidyPrinceton University
Michael HickeyExecutive Director, Office of Students in Temporary Housing, NYC Department of Education 
Eileen TorresExecutive Director, BronxWorks
Joyelle PowellMother and Educator
Henry LoveAbt Associates
Jennifer PringleAdvocates for Children (Moderator)

For almost two years prior to the pandemic, Gateway Housing collaborated with the City of New York and family shelter providers BronxWorks, HELP USA, Win and CAMBA on Attendance Matters, an initiative to use data, training and cross-agency collaboration to improve homeless children’s school attendance. The presentation will describe the Attendance Matters program, and share the results of an independent evaluation of the first year of the initiative, followed by an expert panel discussion.