Partnerships and Acknowledgments

Partnership on Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness

This project came about in response to the homelessness challenge impacting 269,000 students in the public school system in California, mainly as it affects Latinx and Black students. The Raikes Foundation, the Stuart Foundation, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have generously supported this study. Our work with the Raikes Foundation, SchoolHouse Connection, and Education Leads Home has connected our efforts to a network of states committed to pursuing school-based solutions to homelessness, including Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Kentucky.


This report was designed and edited by Geneva Sum, Communications & Design Specialist for the Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS). The authors also thank CTS colleagues: Dr. Angela James, Senior Researcher at CTS, Shena Sanchez, Kacy Martin, Conor Sasner, Aline Soares, Nancy Giang, Cristine Ortiz, Alejandra Garcia, Yi Zhao, and Jiyue Yu for their contributions to the research. We are grateful for the generous support of the Raikes Foundation and Education Leads Home: A Campaign of SchoolHouse Connection, the Stuart Foundation, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) for their investment in this project and the work of CTS. This report benefited from the insights and expertise of the California Department of Education (CDE), Dr. Pedro Noguera, Dean for the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, Dr. Tyrone Howard, Professor of Education in the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA and faculty director of the Center, Dr. Matthew Morton, Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and Dr. Melissa Chinchilla, a Research Scientist at the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity.