January 15-17, 2014
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
New York, NY 10019
A national conference to connect people to ideas and ideas to practice
It's never too early to be looking ahead. The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) invites service providers, practitioners, policymakers, homeless and formerly homeless individuals, researchers, and members of the media to its next national conference, Beyond Housing. Conference sessions will provide an opportunity to build bridges between service providers and policy makers, and between practitioners and researchers, helping colleagues across the field to imagine new and dynamic ways to reduce the impact of poverty and homelessness on children and families.
AGENDA ONLINE NOW
You can now view and download a copy of the fully detailed conference agenda, complete with descriptions of sessions and information about speakers. Just click on the "Agenda" tab above.
Thursday, January 16th
Professor of political science at Tulane University, MSNBC host, columnist for The Nation, and author of SISTER CITIZEN: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America—For Colored Girls Who've Considered Politics When Being Strong Isn't Enough.
Friday, January 17th
NIKKI JOHNSON-HUSTON, ESQ.
Managing partner, Law Offices of Nikki Johnson-Huston,frequent speaker, and award-winning young attorney who traveled to India and New Zealand as a 2012 USA Eisenhower Fellow to work with women and children living in poverty.
“Workforce Development for Homeless Families: Using a Partnership Model to Achieve Secure Employment and Housing”
“Raising Voices: Strategies for Engaging Homeless and Formerly Homeless People in Local and National Advocacy Efforts”
“Safe in the Stacks: Community Spaces for Serving Homeless LGBTQ Youth”
“An Innovative Partnership Between Housing and Public Schools”
“System-wide Training Curriculum for Staff Working with Families Experiencing Homelessness”
“Mobility Mentoring: An Innovative Model for Disrupting the Poverty Cycle”
During this 90-minute event, attendees will have the chance to visit four sessions held in the same room, spending time at each table and learning about the different programs and strategies used to help children and youth in poverty.
Site Visit Tours
We will be conducting site visit tours as a stand-alone, pre-conference activity this year. The tours will take place on Wednesday, January 15th between 1pm and 6pm. Buses will pick up and drop off attendees at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. Full conference registration is required in order to reserve a seat. Check out the "Agenda" tab above for the full descriptions of the following sites:
Homes for the Homeless – The Saratoga Family Inn
Children of Promise, NYC
Henry Street Settlement – Urban Family Center
Jericho Project: Veterans Initiative – Kingsbridge Terrace
Homes for the Homeless – The Prospect Family Inn
Register now, by clicking on the "Registration" tab above.