The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is a national nonprofit, membership association. Our mission is dedicated to ensuring educational equity and excellence for children and youth experiencing homelessness, including high mobility children and youth, through collaboration, learning, leadership and capacity building of our members.

We fulfill our mission by providing technical assistance and sharing best-practice implementation strategies to build the capacity of individuals, agencies, and organizations to ensure the academic success of children. As such, we support state and federal administrators, homeless liaisons, educators, community service providers, advocates, parents and youth. In addition, we collaborate with partners to advocate for public policy change to ensure all children and youth succeed in school. Our members serve the approximately 1.5 million children and youth experiencing homelessness.


The NAEHCY vision is that every child and youth experiencing homelessness is successful in school, from early childhood through higher education.