July 2019
After8 Presents at AT&T Believe Dallas Session
After8toEducate Executive Director Hillary Evans and Site Manager Billy Lane presented at AT&T global corporate headquarters for a Believe Dallas learning session. Believe Dallas is an AT&T initiative collaborating with the City of Dallas and other entities to build a better tomorrow for the homeless community in Dallas. This initiative is raising awareness for adult and youth homelessness by providing learning sessions for AT&T employees and sharing information with the Dallas community.

After8toEducate and Incarnation House teams presented to AT&T employees during July's learning session. Both local nonprofits shared innovative approaches to serving unsheltered youth. Together, After8toEducate and Incarnation House are solving for youth homelessness and providing opportunities for unsheltered youth in Dallas ISD.
First-Year Educators Learn
Innovative Solutions to Youth Homelessness
Teach for America Corps Members from the North Texas region gathered this month for a training hosted by Leadership and Educational Equity at Southern Methodist University. After8toEducate Executive Director Hillary Evans and Site Manager Billy Lane presented information on the problem of youth homelessness. They described the unique needs of youth experiencing homelessness and provided insight on how to identify unsheltered youth. Educators learned about the co-location of support services and residential services offered at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center and received information material to refer students to the Center.
Funding News
MAREK Partners with After8 in Support of
Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Renovations for residential services at the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center continue with support from MAREK . An industry leader in drywall installation, MAREK has been making their mark on Texas since 1938. MAREK is partnering with After8toEducate to provide labor and building materials for renovations at the Center. We appreciate MAREK's support of unsheltered Dallas ISD youth!
Get Up and Give on North Texas Giving Day!
Join us on September 19 for a giving extravaganza to benefit After8toEducate and North Texas nonprofits! Hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas , North Texas Giving Day is an 18 hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform.

View the After8toEducate North Texas Giving Day page here .

For updates leading up to North Texas Giving Day, click here .
Community Happenings
U.S. House Hearing on Strengthening Federal Support to End Youth Homelessness
Earlier this month, a congressional hearing was held by the U.S. House and Educational Labor Committee on Strengthening Federal Support to End Youth Homelessness. This hearing examined root causes, immediate and long-term impacts, systemic barriers, and solutions to youth and young adult homelessness in America.

Expert witness Mr. David Baker presented a compelling testimony outlining his personal experience with homelessness, saying “when you invest in us, our entire society benefits.” Learn more about Mr. Baker's story here .

Dr. Matthew Morton, research fellow at Chapin Hall at University of Chicago, revealed stats from Chapin Hall’s first nationally representative study on youth homelessness . One in thirty adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 endure some form of homelessness in any 12-month period. One in ten young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 report some form of homelessness in a year. He explains: “good data can help make the invisible visible. Evidence can help us know where and how to make things better for all our nation’s youth. As long as millions of youth do not live up to their potential as individuals, we don’t live up to our potential as a nation.”

After8toEducate ("After8") is a first-of-its-kind, collaborative effort to support unsheltered youth enrolled in Dallas Independent School District high schools and provide immediate support services for homeless young adults ages 14-21. Powered through Social Venture Partners Dallas, After8 harnesses the strengths of Dallas ISD and nonprofit agencies Promise House and CitySquare.