I wanted you to be aware that there are now 783 documented cases of “homeless” students in the FCUSD (up from 680 last year). I just spoke with the District Liaison for Homeless Services and she informed me of the new figure.
Let’s be honest, this is not great news. But at the same time, it is what it is and there is nothing we can change about this figure right now. All we can do is blaze forward with vision and persist in our efforts to support and empower local homeless students. Our courage will not be deflated and we will not be deterred in our quest. Bottom line.
With that being said, be on the lookout for a meeting in mid to late September to discuss our team strategy for the Fall and 09-10 school year. We are currently considering some opportunities for how we will get involved to support the efforts of the District Liaison for Homeless Services and what it might look like for us to meet some practical needs of local students. As information unfolds in coming weeks and months, please consider how you might apply a few minutes here and there to benefit these wonderful students in Folsom and Rancho Cordova.
May we dream big. May we grow in our dynamic as a team. May we learn to respond to student homelessness in relevant and meaningful ways.
p.s. By the way, we won’t change our name to Project 783. We will keep Project 680.
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