"I Know What's At Stake": How Homelessness Impacts College Success in New York City

Summarizes focus groups with young people in eight drop-in centers and youth shelters in New York City. These discussions centered on how experiences of homelessness, and the issues accompanying it, impact young people’s ability to enter and complete a postsecondary pathway of their choosing — whether entering college, a high-quality job training program, or a meaningful career path. Researchers also interviewed researchers, policymakers, agency officials, program staff, and young adults to further investigate how the interplay of New York’s systems.

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