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Improving Outcomes for Homeless Youth
Homeless youth, also known as unaccompanied youth, are defined by the McKinney-Vento Act as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” With support, housing, and training, they can become capable of living independently.
Ending Chronic Homelessness
According to Department of Housing and Urban Development, chronically homeless individuals are homeless persons with a disability, such as mental illness, drug dependency, or a physical impairment, who have been living in a place unsuitable for habitation or a homeless shelter for one continuous year or four episodes of homelessness in three years.
Empowering Victims of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, is a willful single occurrence or a pattern of abusive behavior employing coercion, threat, intimidation, isolation, power or fear that results in physical, psychological or emotional trauma. Expert consensus suggests that empowerment is the most effective approach to provide necessary services to victims.
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Childhood obesity prevention encourages development of healthy eating and exercise habits in children ages 2 to 19. Currently, obesity prevention encompasses a variety of programs that are often divided between those that focus on nutrition and those dedicated to physical activity.
How can a community ensure that every child in their county has access to health and education resources and opportunities they need so they can enter kindergarten ready to learn?
The Duke Endowment
How can a national membership network focused on improving the lives of Black men and boys build a field and support the growth and sustainability of the leaders and organizations in that field?
Campaign for Black Male Achievement