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Our Children LA will spotlight a different champion each month that is making a difference in the effort to end or alleviate homelessness for children and youth under age 26. We welcome nominations of outstanding individuals or entities.

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Anti-Poverty Agencies Should Not Pay Poverty Wages

Anti-Poverty Agencies Should Not Pay Poverty Wages

Photo by The All Night-Images A movement to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour is sweeping the country. Cities, such as Seattle and San Francisco, have voted in favor of the increase. Los Angeles has now followed suit. During the decision-making process, local jurisdictions have struggled to balance...
HuffPost What’s Working Honor Roll: Here’s How To Keep Homeless Kids In School

HuffPost What’s Working Honor Roll: Here’s How To Keep Homeless Kids In School

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th... Read more: Good News, Media, Homelessness, Solutions, Paid Leave, Crime, Whatsworking, Media News
Philadelphia Mayor Scuffles With Homeless Man Over Plans For Pope’s Visit

Philadelphia Mayor Scuffles With Homeless Man Over Plans For Pope’s Visit

Pope Francis's visit to Philadelphia in September is expected to draw 1.5 million people to a Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, an are... Read more: Philadelphia, Pope Francis, Pope, Homeless, Michael Nutter, Pope Francis u.s, Project Hope, Religion News
After His Job Plea Was Posted To Twitter, Homeless Man Is Flooded With Offers

After His Job Plea Was Posted To Twitter, Homeless Man Is Flooded With Offers

For one homeless man, things have taken a turn for the better, all thanks to the power of social media.  Jordan Lockett, a 23-year-old homeless m... Read more: Homelessness, Jordan Lockett, Aaron O'dwyer, Liverpool, England, UK, Good News News
Joe Putignano:  From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil

Joe Putignano: From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil

I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal. Read more:...
Genevieve Piturro:  Where Will the Children Go Next?

Genevieve Piturro: Where Will the Children Go Next?

. No child should be tossing and turning in bed in too-tight old and dirty jeans. No child should cry herself to sleep feeling alone in the dark. No child deserves to be afraid at night because tomorrow she is being transferred to another "new place." Read more: Teaching, Pajamas,...
Monarch School: Bringing the Invisibility of Homeless Youth to Light

Monarch School: Bringing the Invisibility of Homeless Youth to Light

Close your eyes. Imagine that you are 10 years old and sitting in class with your stomach growling. You slept at a shelter with your family the previous night. Before your family was accepted at this shelter, you stayed at a motel that felt unsafe and you were too scared...
Homelessness Is Not Inevitable

Homelessness Is Not Inevitable

Ten years ago, Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez attended what he refers to as a “dog and pony show” on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Its topic: the plan to end homelessness. “And yet,” Lopez told a standing-room-only crowd at a “Thinking L.A.” event co-presented by UCLA and Zócalo at...
Don’t Give the Homeless Your Sympathy

Don’t Give the Homeless Your Sympathy

It doesn’t take more than a stroll down a city street to see that America has a homelessness problem. The guy tucked into in a stained blanket on the bench, the woman pushing a cart filled with everything she owns—from New York to Los Angeles, there are more than half...
Could Shelter Policies Increase an LGBT Youth’s Vulnerability to Sexual Exploitation?

Could Shelter Policies Increase an LGBT Youth’s Vulnerability to Sexual Exploitation?

This post originally ran in April. It is reposted here again as part of the Alliance's focus on LGBT issues for LGBT Pride Month. Earlier this year, the Urban Institute released a report that examines the experiences of young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) youth who have engaged in “survival...