Identify and serve students and families experiencing homelessness. Establish partnerships to meet the needs of students birth-21. Ensure the district is following the federal guidelines of McKinney-Vento. Coordinate with counties to ensure youth in foster care are having their educational rights met under Fostering Connections. Accountable for writing and administering grant funding. Support all district staff in identifying and serving students in need and who are experiencing homelessness. Provide district and community wide trainings. District representative on numerous committees. Collaborates with various community partners to expand support services to students and families.
Collaborated with Hennepin County to implement the 24/7 program which served youth exiting Foster Care. Assessed needs and implemented appropriate homeless youth programming. Partnered with Anoka and Hennepin County to address youth homelessness. Secured program funding and managed the program budget and billing. Supervised and trained numerous youth development and outreach staff. Community engagement to raise funding and increase program services.
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