The APS Title I Homeless Project offers many services to homeless children and their families, including enrollment assistance, school supplies, school uniforms, after-school tutoring programs, referrals to outside agencies, and a preschool.
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Title I Homeless Project Services
The APS Title I Homeless Project offers many services to homeless children and their families, including:
- Enrollment assistance
- School supplies
- School uniforms
- Transportation (on a case-by-case basis)
- After-school tutoring programs, preschool and parental support programs, Summer Experiential and Reading & Math program, and referrals to Health Care for the Homeless APS Clothing Bank Special Education Child Find
Outreach workers collaborate with every school in APS to facilitate the enrollment process and support students’ educational needs according to the McKinney-Vento Act.
Students are typically referred to the program by school staff, but students and families are welcome to contact the Title I Homeless Project to see if they qualify for services.
Help the Homeless Project
You can help the Title I Homeless Project by:
- Donating school supplies, new clothing, blankets, and non-perishable foods to the department
- Making a financial donation to the project
- Becoming a volunteer
Building Futures Through Education
According to federal law (McKinney-Vento Act), children and youth are considered homeless when they "lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence." This includes those living in shelters, cars, motels or places not meant for human habitation. It also includes those living with friends or relatives temporarily because they lack permanent housing.
The first goal of the APS Title I Homeless Project was to assure that the approximately 7000 children and youth identified in Albuquerque in 2011-2012 were enrolled in school. However, enrollment alone is not enough.
Additional services have been put in place to assure that these students attend school regularly and succeed in school:
- Tutoring at 8 schools in APS with meals and transportation provided for all tutoring sites.
- Resource teachers and outreach workers from the project supporting students at school sites with backpacks, supplies, uniforms, school fees, and other needs.
- Health/mental health services provided through collaboration with private, not-for-profit community agencies.
- A two-week June program emphasizing academics, career exploration, and recreational activities.
- A two-week July program emphasizing literacy for middle school students.
All of these services have contributed to increased school success for students. More students are accessing tutoring and health/mental health services. The middle school students are identifying and pursuing more diverse and advanced career choices, and graduation rates are climbing!
Homeless Project News
Baseball for Backpacks includes free tickets for donors
August 4, 2011
Program has its first permanent facility in 17 years
June 7, 2010