William and Mary School of Education

Project HOPE - Virginia

Education for Homeless Children and Youth


Project Hope-Virginia is Virginia’s Program for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.  The College of William and Mary administers the program for the Virginia Department of Education. Funding is authorized under the  McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act ,Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act (P.L. 107-110). 

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Project HOPE - Virginia ensures the enrollment, attendance, and the success of homeless children and youth in school through public awareness efforts across the commonwealth and subgrants to local school divisions. Local Education Agencies (LEA) develop customized programs to meet the needs of homeless children and youth in their area. Project HOPE - Virginia funds activities throughout the school year, including early childhood education, mentoring, tutoring, parent education, summer enrichment programs, and domestic violence prevention programs. In addition, emergency services, referrals for health services, transportation, school supplies, and costs related to obtaining school records may be provided through the local Homeless Education Program.

 Number of students identified as homeless in Virginia