Laurie Schoen, of the Schoen Foundation
and Horizons for Homeless Children, speaks with College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences Dean Mary Coleman.
who started a daycare for homeless children, shares some of the goals of the
Schoen Family Foundation gift to Lesley University to help overcome child
homelessness in Massachusetts. Along with supporting semester-long
internships at child advocacy organizations for 16 students, Laurie and Dean
Mary Coleman discuss the November 2, 2011 Conversation on Child Homelessness
event at Lesley University which will bring together researchers, advocates,
and program delivery experts who are working to solve child homelessness.
Dean Mary Coleman and alumnae
Laurie Schoen discuss the challenge of identifying homeless children who are
not in the school system (an estimated 100,000 children in Massachusetts alone
are homeless each year), and the factors that contribute to homelessness. The
value of early intervention, and Jack Shonkoff's book, "From Neurons to
Neighborhoods" are addressed in anticipation of Jack's appearance at the
November 2, 2011 Conversation on Child Homelessness being hosted at Lesley
Dean Coleman's Interview with Laurie Schoen
Reflections on World Homelessness
Exits from Homelessness
Certificate in Ameliorating Child Homelessness
Year One Inquiry
Year Two Inquiry
Tuition and Fees
Dual Degree Programs
Credit Toward Graduate Education - Lesley Dividend
Foreign Language Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Child Homelessness Initiative
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"I'm so hopeful...that there really is a way to have a long-term impact on changing what these kids have gone through and really having the ability to just open up the possibilities for them."
- Laurie Schoen