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Anna Pogarcic EWA Fellowship-12 Project

How Advocates at One University Are Addressing Student Homelessness

Anna Pogarcic for EdNC November 29, 2021

When Courtland Hardy saw a thick red packet in the mail, he knew he had been accepted to North Carolina State University.

Growing up in a mobile home in rural North Carolina, he recalled being told that he would never be able to make anything of himself. Determined to prove those people wrong, he threw himself into school, burying his nose in books and consistently getting perfect attendance and honor roll grades. 

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How Educators Working With Homeless Students Adapted During COVID-19

Anna Pogarcic for EdNC December 9, 2021

Lisa Phillips calls the last 18 months a “shockwave.”

As the state’s coordinator for the education of homeless children and youth, it’s her job to work with hundreds of liaisons across North Carolina to identify and serve students experiencing homelessness. During the last school year, when many students were learning remotely, some slipped through the cracks.

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