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Scholarship Prep’s Innovative Community Meeting Toolkit Showcased at Learning Exchange
November 14, 2023

Scholarship Prep’s Dennise Allotey, Principal on Assignment, and Gilanie Thomas, Coordinator of Data and Accountability, were thrilled to showcase our Community Meeting toolkit at this year’s Learning Exchange. During the event, we shared how our program has had a lasting impact on all students, especially those in underserved populations. As a recipient of the Homeless Innovation Program (HIP) grant from the California Department of Education (CDE), we explained how our innovative practice model provides better identification, support, and service to our 20% of students experiencing homelessness.

Presented by the Center for Cities + Schools in partnership with the CDE, the Homeless Education Technical Assistance Centers (HETACs), and the 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA), the event was held at the Berkeley School of Education Building.

Our team connected with like-minded educators during roundtable discussions, receiving positive feedback on our Community Meeting toolkit and invitations to train administrators and teachers interested in implementing the program in their districts and schools.

We’re honored to have taken part in the Learning Exchange, joining fellow grantees in discussing the latest innovations across sectors and disciplines that are working to improve educational systems for students experiencing homelessness. Ultimately, attendees gained valuable knowledge and skills, feeling better equipped to positively impact the education of homeless students.