Join us for a workshop that focuses on the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness! This workshop will be presented in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. The session will cover: 1. The rights of students experiencing homelessness made possible through the federal McKinney-Vento Act (Chicago HOPES for Kids) 2. How to enroll in the CPS Students in Temporary Living Situations program (CPS STLS Department) 3. How to file a dispute if rights are violated (Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Law Project)
This session will compare the ways in which the Department of Housing and Urban Development counts the homeless population vs. the Department of Education, and the implications this has on overall funding and distribution of resources for people experiencing homelessness.
Anyone who registers will also be sent a recording of the workshop!
Leland Melvin is an engineer, educator, former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on mission STS-122 (2008) and STS-129 (2009), helping to construct the International Space Station. Upon hanging up his space boots, he led NASA Education and co-chaired the White House’s Federal Coordination in STEM Education Task Force, developing the nation’s 5-year STEM education plan.
After 24 years with NASA as a researcher, astronaut and Senior Executive Service leader, he shares his life story as an athlete, astronaut, scientist, engineer, photographer, and musician to help inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue STEAM careers.In May 2017, Leland released his memoir, "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances." In "Chasing Space," Leland shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, and examines the intersecting roles of community, perseverance, and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.