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How Incarceration Rates Places Those Facing Homelessness at an Unfair

People who face homelessness can experience a cycle living in prisons and on the streets, which places these individuals at a major disadvantage. As more and more cities criminalize homelessness, it becomes difficult for the unhoused to live without facing charges. Those with a criminal record may be denied from shelters and potential job opportunities. As a result, breaking the cycle of homelessness becomes nearly impossible.

Exploring the Relationship Between Bullying and Homelessness

Contrary to popular belief, school shouldn’t suck. Education is one of many pathways that can lead individuals to stable and successful lives. Negative experiences that can occur in school often deter kids from wanting to partake in it, like bullying. Bullying sucks. That’s a known fact. However, like most issues in our overgeneralizing society, it’s worth looking into how bullying affects students from different backgrounds, such as those who are unhoused.

How to Support Children Born Into Homelessness

Approximately 2.5 million children in America face homelessness each year; that is 1 in 30 children. These children suffer physically, mentally, and often struggle as adults if they are not helped. It is fundamental that we support these children in order to give them a fair chance at success and happiness.

Why The Solution To Homelessness Is More Complicated Than Building More Houses

Many individuals believe that we simply have to build more homes to reduce the number of people living on the streets. This, however, is a common misconception. Homelessness is far more than a housing issue; healthcare, economics, and education are just a few of the factors that play a part in America’s homelessness crisis. The interconnected relationship between these factors makes solving homelessness particularly difficult.

Inequality Within the K-12 System Keeps Young People Stuck in Poverty

Education is one of the few ways that people use to pull themselves from poverty. Education provides people with more specific skill sets that allow them to get higher-paying jobs. Education also provides an abundance of resources that are easily accessible. Even a primary K-12 education can open doors for people facing poverty that would …

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How School Closures Affected More than Just Student Learning

When COVID-19 shut down the world in March of 2020, every industry was affected in different ways. The education industry – from Pre-Kindergarten through Doctoral Programs – made a shift from in-person to online learning. But how did this shift affect students experiencing homelessness who may rely on their school systems for more than just …

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Education is a Privilege many Students Experiencing Homelessness Struggle to Obtain

Education is a right that all students deserve, but in reality, education is a privilege that not everyone has access to in the Bay Area. Notably, many young people who experience homelessness struggle to obtain an education due to their circumstances. Being homeless doesn’t necessarily mean students are sleeping on the streets. According to the …

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