Welcome, from NAEHCY President Dave Schrandt
Welcome to the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), the largest national membership association dedicated to educational equity and excellence for children and youth experiencing homelessness. We accomplish this through state and federal policy and technical assistance to our members, students, and the public, and we work to change systems so all children and youth can learn, succeed academically, and achieve their dreams. We provide professional development, resources and training support for anyone and everyone interested in supporting the academic success of children and youth challenged by homelessness. We are a grassroots membership organization that continually strives to meet the dynamic needs of our members. Our membership includes local homeless education liaisons, educators, school counselors, social workers, registrars, nurses, child advocates, shelter staff, state and federal policy specialists and partners from community-based and national nonprofit organizations.
I became a member of NAEHCY in 2009 and have attended every NAEHCY conference since then. As a homeless education liaison in a large suburban school district, my role was supported and strengthened by NAEHCY’s professional development, resources, training support, and building relationships by networking. Now as Board President, my goal is to provide that same support to the thousands of dedicated professionals who work daily to assist homeless students.
I encourage you to utilize the resources of NAEHCY to enhance your efforts. Review our resources, attend our conference and consider becoming a member of NAEHCY. If you have specific needs or suggestions about how we can better serve you, please contact us. We welcome ongoing support and dialogue through our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Most importantly, continue your interest in to ensure ALL children receive appropriate services for their academic success and enrichment so that no child experiencing homelessness is left behind.