Under the Mkcinney Vento act, each school district must have a homeless student liaison to manage the homeless children in the district. This often becomes unmanageable because of the number of homeless students. Homeless Liason Management looked to see how it can help the liaison manage this task.
Team Lead: Habiba Shalaby Other Members: Margaret Reager, Madhur Singal
Human-Centered Design Process
define target problem spaces
How Can We's that define problem spaces to research
How can we engage children and their parents in their development and education?
How can we connect with homeless youth independent of their living situation so that they can explore their interests and education without their homelessness limiting them?
Initial knowledge and assumptions
Successful initiatives for improving productivity of homeless youth implore one on one mentorship/teaching
We should integrate parents or programming for parents into our solution
Because of many children’s unstable living situations, we should have an online component to our solution. This will allow children to be a part of the program regardless of their living situation