Lourdes University offers discussion on homelessness

Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 by: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest

The Lourdes University Department of Education presents “Homelessness: Approaches to Support Students in an Educational Setting” on Thursday, November 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. The event is free and open to the public. Expert panelists from Toledo Public Schools, Family House, Leading Families Home, and the Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board will address teachers and social workers in attendance. The discussion aims to educate individuals and the general public about homelessness and, more importantly, provide valuable insight about support available for elementary and high school students who are struggling with homelessness while pursuing their education. Panel Participants · Mrs. Renee Palacios, Executive Director, Family House · Mr. Mike Badik, Executive Director, Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board · Ms. Evelyn McKinney, Director of Homeless Initiatives, Toledo Public Schools · Ms. Tammy Holder, Chief Executive Officer, Leading Families Home: A Beach House/FOCUS Partnership For more information, contact Dr. Vince Laverick, Assistant Professor of Education, at 419-824-3840 or vlaverick@lourdes.edu. Lourdes University Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

Press Release Contact Name: Helene Sheets
Press Release Contact Email: hsheets@lourdes.edu
Press Release Contact Phone: 419-824-3965
Organization Name: The Lourdes University