At a time when 1 in 7 NYC public school students will be homeless during elementary school—that’s more than 140,000 kids in the past 6 years—Phil & Co. is proud to be working with ICPH to help address one of the most important causes of our time.
ICPH is a leading policy research organization focused on family homelessness in NYC and throughout the United States. Its publications inform government officials, policymakers, research organizations, advocates, academics and service providers to promote a robust, evidence-based dialogue that enhances public policy related to homeless families.
On January 10-12, ICPH hosted its biannual Beyond Housing Conference, a National Conversation on Child Homelessness and Poverty (pictured above). The event—kicked off by Dr. Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted (below)—convened over 700 professionals from around the country.
Homelessness, over and above poverty, has a disproportionate impact on the education, health and well-being of students; compared with students who are merely low-income, homeless students suffer from higher rates of health and mental health problems, as well as lower graduation rates.
Phil & Co. is excited to work with ICPH at this pivotal time in its growth to define and differentiate its brand, build a marketing strategy and create a campaign to elevate awareness and reinforce its leadership position in the industry, amplifying their message to a wider audience.
Stay tuned for news about our new initiative that will launch at SXSW EDU, where ICPH will present research findings and policy recommendations to support homeless students. ICPH and advocacy organization Schoolhouse Connection were chosen to co-present their panel, The Invisible Million, through a rigorous community voting process.