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Grant, partnership support study of educational wellbeing of homeless children, youth in Minneapolis

Recently the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a grant to Ann Masten, professor in the Institute of Child Development (ICD), J.J. Cutuli (ICD Ph.D. '11; research director of Intelligence for Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania) and Janette Herbers (ICD Ph.D. '11; post-doctoral fellow at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) to study the impact of different approaches to housing assistance on the educational wellbeing of children and youth who experience homelessness in Minneapolis. The project will look at school outcomes for homeless children whose families agreed to be randomly placed into one of three assisted housing interventions.

"This is a unique opportunity made possible by partnerships with Minneapolis Public Schools and HUD, who share a commitment to helping these at-risk students succeed," says Cutuli, director of the project.

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