Katara J. Jordan

  • Hosted by Columbia Legal Services
  • Sponsored by Intellectual Ventures, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Service location Seattle, Washington
  • Law school University of Washington School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Education/Special Education, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

In Washington, a significant number of homeless children are not being identified by school districts despite district demographics suggesting far greater numbers. The federal law that protects these students, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, is underused and often unknown in the community. Katara addressed how many homeless students are not being identified, the necessity of identifying these students, and will provide legal advocacy and outreach to homeless students and their families to ensure those students have full access to education in Washington State.

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