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Dallas ISD Homeless Education Program (HEP)
TAKE THE CHALLENGE!...
Last year more than 4,000 students were identified as homeless within the District. Dallas ISD’s Homeless Education Program aims to identify and support these students.
Thanks to the McKinney-Vento Act, the district receives resources allocated to aiding students and families experiencing homelessness.
But we cannot do this alone | Funding through the McKinney-Vento Act and the use of district resources allow the Homeless Education Program (HEP) to assist students experiencing homelessness, yet the challenge of identifying those students and directing them to resources they can use remains problematic.
Students often slip through the cracks and miss out on resources that could make a difference in their education.
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP...
By completing the HEP Cornerstone self-paced training, you can help us create a fair/safe/helpful/secure environment for our homeless students and their families in Dallas ISD.
To access this training, simply go to the Cornerstone main page, look for Homeless Education Program Training SY21-22.
Once completed, participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Paper Things by Jenniffer Jacobson | Books Donation
A book centered on the topic of homelessness. Students had discussions around this topic. All students at Rusk MS received a copy of this book thanks to a generous donation.
Library & Media Services Generous Support
During our Homeless Youth Awareness Month, the Dallas ISD Library & Media Services department donated E-Books focused on the topic of homelessness to all students in the district.
Minority & Women Business Enterprise
MWBE gift cards donation to our students & families coded homeless. We couldn't be more thankful and thrilled about such a generous donation. Thank you!
Schools' Food Donations
We would humbly like to extend our thanks to Preston Hollow ES, Lakewood ES, and Withers ES; for your willingness to organize food drives in benefit to our students coded homeless in the district.
RUSK MS Support
Our appreciation for your whole-hearted support during the month of November goes beyond what words can describe, Thank You Thomas J. Rusk Middle School!!!
Soles4Souls | Shoe Donation
Parent Services & Family and Community Engagement
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Region 10 ESC | Hygiene Items Kits Donation
Food & Nutrition Services Department
Thank you for your most generous, continued, and vital support. We greatly appreciate your willingness to be a helping hand.
Communications & Marketing Services Department
Special Shout Out
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dallas Alumnae Chapter
- Prince Hall Masons Pride of Mt. Pisgah #135
- Warm Hearts
- Women's Resource Network
- Young Professionals Employee Resource Group
- Cedar Crest Cathedral Church
We truly can’t thank you enough for your generous support of our program. Heroes like you are the reason we can continue supporting our Dallas ISD students and their families in transition. We want you to know that your contribution truly makes a difference in our community, and we’re incredibly grateful!
Your contribution through our Amazon Wishlist is invaluable to us. Your support helps us change the trajectory of our students lives and their current living situation. Thank you!
Dallas ISD provides resources for students facing homelessness
At Dallas ISD, there are nearly 3,000 students who are homeless. That number is expected to rise in January, but there is help available. DALLAS - At Thomas Jefferson High School, Quiana McCloud's three children have a chance to start over. "We've been in Dallas for almost three months," she said.