Blog - National

Meet Kyndall, Our New Development Coordinator

September 18 2018

Meet Kyndall Thiessen. She's our new Development Coordinator and she starts work at our National Office in Atlanta this week. Learn more about her in her own words below. Why did you choose StandUp For Kids? I started my career in child advocacy, so I have always had a passion for working with youth. What really drew me to StandUp For Kids was its grassroots, volunteer-based model. I sensed that the people involved in the organization were dedicated to its mission and to the youth it serves, so I was excited to be a part of that team. What excites you about helping to end the cycle of youth homelessness? I am excited about learning the various factors that contribute to the cycle of youth ...

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Our National Conference is Less Than a Month Away!

August 31 2018

The StandUp For Kids National Conference is a highlight of the year, and something you will remember for the rest of your life. It is the biggest effort to bring us together and serve under one big banner. The location of our 2018 conference location will be Atlanta, Georgia, and will run from Friday, September 28 through Sunday September 30. The energy, the excitement, the connections, and the skills are just too important to pass up! Details: Agenda and registration: Find this info at Registration closes September 10. Conference location: The American Hotel, located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The $149/night room block must be booked by September ...

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The Cost of an Education: Homeless College Students

August 12 2018

It’s the homeless issue we perhaps talk about least. Students.By Zack Johnston What was once a humorous stereotype has become a stark reality for many young people trying to create a positive change for their futures. The starving college student archetype is no laughing matter, as thousands of students across the country struggle with housing and food insecurity. One in ten California State University students experienced some form of homelessness in 2017, according to a study conducted by the university system. While some of us had the financial support of our parents to help us get through college, others are struggling to cover the costs on their own while affording food and a ...

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StandUp For Kids 2017 Annual Report

July 26 2018

Our 2017 Annual Report is now available to view or download on our website. "Our central responsibility is to our nation’s young people faced with homelessness, whether temporary or longer term. No matter the circumstances that got them there. No matter the work that needs to be done to help them transition into safe, stable chapters of their lives. We are deeply humbled by this responsibility, and held fiercely to it through the political tumult of 2017. When some of our youth felt unwelcome, we stood taller to welcome them." - Eddy Ameen, Board Chair See more stats and info about our 2017 by downloading our annual report.

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StandUp For Kids Staff Spotlight

July 16 2018

Meet Our Staff: Denisze Zermeno By: Zack Johnston One of StandUp For Kids' newest staff members in Orange County, California is quickly on her way to becoming one of its most valued. Denisze Zermeno is the site coordinator for the Anaheim mentoring and S.T.E.M. programs. She started that position in June after a four-month mentoring internship in Huntington Beach. Her volunteering experience includes other non-profits and working with elementary and preschool students, but working with StandUp For Kids has offered her something more. When she was first getting started, she worked closely with another StandUp mentor, Brittany, who showed her things like conducting intakes and street ...

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We're hiring in our National Office

July 12 2018

 Are you interested in working at the StandUp For Kids National Office in Decatur, Georgia? Join our small but mighty team that is led by our mission to end the cycle of youth homelessness, one youth at a time. We are currently hiring for two positions, a full-time development coordinator and a part-time accounting clerk. Development Coordinator Position filled 8/28/18. No new applications are being accepted. Thank you for your interest. Will report to the Board Fundraising Committee with functional supervision from the national finance director. This newly created position is a full-time position. Work will be performed in our Decatur office, with occasional local travel for donor ...

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