The California Homeless Youth Project
April newsletter


About Us
The California Homeless Youth Project (HYP) is a non-partisan research and policy initiative of the California Research Bureau that highlights the issues and challenges faced by young people who are homeless or lack stable housing. For more information, please see our website.

HYP Video Wall
Video Wall
Check out our video wall featuring interviews with young people who have experienced homelessness, highlighting their experiences, aspirations, and ideas for change.

New HYP Team Member!
In March we welcomed the addition of a new staff member to the Homeless Youth Project Team. Learn more about Kathryn.

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Update from The HYP
We are heartened to see so much activity at the national level around the topic of ending youth homelessness. To bolster our efforts at the state level, the HYP has formed an advisory council to support two of our main priorities: 1) the State Action Plan to End Youth Homelessness, and 2) A toolkit to better count and survey homeless youth. Look for more information coming soon.

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness wants to hear from you!
Tell the USICH how we can end youth homelessness and improve early childhood learning and educational outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness, but be quick! They are only accepting entries through April 30th, 2012.

Extended Foster Care: A New Tool to Help Homeless Youth
This recent blog from the John Burton Foundation shares how extending foster care to age 21 can help homeless youth in California.

Latest Research
An Emerging Framework for Ending Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness, National Alliance to End Homelessness (March 2012)
The brief provides an examination of data on homeless youth, estimates of the number of homeless youth across a typology, and gives a summary of promising strategies to more effectively end homelessness for unaccompanied youth. See PowerPoint slides from their webinar of the same title.

Abstract Bibliography of Homeless Education Resources: 2011 National Center for Homeless Education (April 2012)
This bibliography lists a selection of publications released in 2011 related to the lives and education of children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness.