Project HOPE – Virginia, the Virginia Education Program for Homeless Children and Youth, is a federally-funded grant authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. The program is part of the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Student Services and is outsourced to the School of Education and The College of William and Mary for administration.
Project HOPE – Virginia ensures the enrollment, attendance, and the success of homeless children and youth in school through public awareness efforts across the Commonwealth and subgrants to local school divisions. Local Education Agencies (LEA) develop customized programs to meet the needs of homeless children and youth in their area. Project HOPE – Virginia funds activities throughout the school year, including early childhood education, mentoring, tutoring, parent education, summer enrichment programs, and domestic violence prevention programs. In addition, emergency services, referrals for health services, transportation, school supplies, and costs related to obtaining school records may be provided through the local Homeless Education Program.
Click this link to view a presentation by Dr. Patricia Popp: Project HOPE November 2015