This brief from the National Center for Homeless Education provides an overview of education and workforce programs that serve students who are experiencing homelessness. It provides information about the education and workforce partners who work with this population and recommends how these partners can improve coordination and provide more comprehensive support for youth.
This brief is designed for educators, including State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons, adult education and career and technical education (CTE) program providers, and providers of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) youth programs, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth formula program, Job Corps, and YouthBuild. It provides a brief overview of education and workforce programs that may serve youth experiencing homelessness, and suggests strategies for cross-system collaboration to support these youth. Briefs on additional homeless education topics are available at