Washington Post: In D.C., 5,500 students are homeless. The city is helping some of them take their first steps to college.
At CLC, we meet students who are struggling with homelessness and poverty every day. CLC attorney Sarah Flohre recently talked with the Washington Post’s Perry Stein about the challenges they face:
Sarah Flohre, an attorney at the Children’s Law Center, a legal advocacy organization, said children who do not have stable housing face unremitting stress, worried about what happens next and unable to focus on school. According to city data, homeless students score well below city averages on standardized tests. “These are kids struggling with really difficult things,” she said. “They are facing the same problems that a child in a shelter does.”