Roque Featured in "Working in America" Exhibit

Roque Featured in "Working in America" Exhibit

Roque was featured in a new exhibit, Working in America, with photos by Pulitzer Prize-Winning photographer, Lynsey Addario. The exhibit, curated and conceived by Jane M. Saks and Project&, explores authentic, raw, and honest stories focused on the daily desire to survive, thrive, participate and contribute.  It opened at the Chicago Public Library and travels next to The Aspen Institute.  The Homestretch director, Kirsten Kelly, produced and directed a short video feature about the exhibit, featuring Roque himself.

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Bringing Youth Together to Make Change in Albuquerque, NM

Bringing Youth Together to Make Change in Albuquerque, NM

Student leadership from all around Albuquerque came together on December 5th for a special city-wide Homeless Awareness Summit. Students screened The Homestretch, talked openly about some of the challenges facing fellow students who are experiencing unstable housing conditions, then split into small groups and brainstormed actions and solutions for their own schools.  

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Using Technology & Innovative Partnerships to Bring Federal Leadership Together Around Youth Homelessness

Using Technology & Innovative Partnerships to Bring Federal Leadership Together Around Youth Homelessness

Working closely with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and PBS/ITVSThe Homestretch was the centerpiece of a coordinated nation-wide screening and discussion event designed to bring deeper focus and attention to the crisis of youth homelessness in all ten regional HHS offices, while allowing for online participation by hundreds of additional stakeholders around the country. 

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National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, an opportunity for organizations and individuals around the country to spread the word about youth homelessness. To amplify discussions about the challenges young people experiencing homelessness face, and to enrich dialogue about how we can support them, The Homestretch team is championing 3 initiatives that will help spread the word.

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Emory Reflects on Youth Homelessness and The Homestretch

Emory Reflects on Youth Homelessness and The Homestretch

Emory University's Homeless Outreach and Awareness Project is a student group that strives "to break the social barriers and prejudices associated with homelessness." As part of their year round programming, the organization screened The Homestretch on campus, pairing the viewing with a discussion about the issues raised in the film. From this came an incredible reflection written by junior Tracy Li...

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Regional Interagency Roundtables Funded by Fledgling

Regional Interagency Roundtables Funded by Fledgling

In July, the Fledgling Fund committed $15,000 to help The Homestretch team facilitate ten regional screenings and roundtable discussions, bringing together government agencies around the issue of youth homelessness. These agencies include the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Education and others, all of which have an impact on the lives of youth experiencing homelessness. These regional events will take place in November 2015, and funds are still being raised to execute this innovative outreach.

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